We plan to to use The Stables next door to The Hog as an extension to our workshop. Our initial activity is to secure the building so that we can store materials. This mainly involves fixing and adding a top section to the door!
We very much want to retain the character of The Stables with a sympathetic restoration.
The Outdoor Space
We planned to create an outdoor area in front of The Hog to allow us to work outside in all weathers, powered by our portable battery packs.
Fundraising is now complete, thanks to some private contributors and a very kind donation by the Lionel Abel Smith Trust. Design work is complete and the build is now underway.
The Wendover Shed team had always planned to use solar and wind-generated power as our home is entirely off-grid. We were fortunate enough to receive grants from the Clare Foundation and the Wendover and Village Board of Bucks Council and thanks to them our full solar array is now fully operational.
Our Starter Shed, The Hog - a Groundhog Welfare Container kindly donated by GE HealthCare, is now in place at its home on Hogtrough Lane. We held our official Open Day on Saturday, 6 March, 2023.
The story of The Hog, where it came from and how it got to us, can be found here.
Once The Hog was in place we needed to start fitting out The Workshop.
Our workshop space is approximately 6m x 2.2m and initially just fitted with 5 x 240v double sockets, 2 small bar heaters, 2 strip lights, and a couple of noticeboards.