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Swiss-Roll-Style Cabin in Canterbury: Bumble Barn


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This eco-home is so neat, and I don’t know what to call the shape other than a “Swiss roll”! The owners at Great Field Farm in Canterbury call it the “Bumble Barn” because the living sedum roof is a favorite of the local bees. While not exactly “tiny,” it’s a unique and sustainable design that we could all take inspiration from.

The long home actually has three bedrooms: one main room with a queen bed and ensuite bathroom, and twin side-by-side bedrooms with 2 twin beds each. The rest of the barn has a kitchen, dining room, and sleek living area that opens out to a patio. What do you think of this fun design?

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The cottage sits on 45 acres of beautiful farmland.

Bumble Barn at Great Field Farm

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French doors open out onto the patio.

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The beautiful dining table sits up to 6 people.

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The main bedroom has a Queen-sized bed.

Bumble Barn at Great Field Farm 3

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Here’s one of the twin rooms.

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And another twin room right next door!

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You can see the green roof and skylights.

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Here’s one of the bathrooms. That’s a cool shower!

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Highlights:

  • Great Field Farm is set in 45 acres, including gardens, paddocks and the great field with different crops each year.
  • Bumble Barn is the newest addition to our eco-friendly holiday lodges.
  • Built to Passiv house standards with smart technology and a beautiful living sedum roof that bees love.
  • The views from the sitting room and patio over open fields and sky are stunning, with wildlife all around.
  • Truly quiet and rural, yet Canterbury, Folkestone, Hythe, Channel Tunnel only 10 minutes drive.
  • Bumble Barn has a large sitting, dining and kitchen area, opening onto the patio with views of the horse paddocks, open field and trees.
  • Sitting Room has a smart 4K TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen with large fridge/freezer
  • Main bedroom with king sized double bed and en suite shower room.
  • Optional colour changing LED lighting.
  • 2 twin bedrooms

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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  • Donna Rae
    October 21, 2023, 2:41 pm

    Wow! So unique! I so love that it is environmentally friendly! I do wish they would have said what it is made out of, though. Not that it would even be available here in the U.S. but to satisfy a curiosity. Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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