Built with a tiny carbon footprint

The old houses in Dinas were built with local materials. The stone came from quarries in the village and the the roof slates didn’t travel much further as there were slate quarries within a few miles.  Sand came from local beaches and, with its high salt content, it guaranteed damp walls for the inhabitants.

The seams of quartz that streak so brilliantly through the grey slate in the cliffs along the coast provided the decoration – or maybe a guide to the front door before the advent of street lighting.

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