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Specialising in sensitive contemporary design for domestic extensions, renovations, new-build houses and interior design.  We also design and build custom joinery.

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Ireland's Largest Strawbale Building!

Paul Mulhern

The Lime House guesthouse featured on RTE Nationwide.

The Lime House guesthouse featured on RTE Nationwide.

Ireland's largest strawbale building designed by Paul Mulhern of SPACIOUS Architects is nearing completion at the Rock Farm, Slane Castle, Co. Meath.  The project was featured on tonight's Nationwide program on RTE (12 mins in). Finishing touches are being put to the eco guesthouse in preparation for the weekend's concert.  The program is available to view on RTE's Player for the next 20 days.

Rock Farm site plan at Slane showing all six straw bale buildings.

Rock Farm site plan at Slane showing all six straw bale buildings.

The Lime House is the Rock Farm Slane’s 2-storey, 6 bedroom eco guesthouse, which has been built out of straw bales and clay plaster with lime on the outside to provide healthy, environmentally-sound eco-tourism accommodation in the Boyne Valley. This guesthouse has been designed to the highest environmental construction standards, and in sympathy with the woodland, organic farmland and architecturally-protected parkland of Slane Castle just over the river from the development.  The Lime House is named after the adjacent stone ruins of a lime kiln which now forms a centre-piece of the new courtyard space to the front.

The Lime House and five other straw bale buildings including a rental cottage, worker's cottage, farm office and a family house for the owners were all designed by architect, Paul Mulhern.  The guesthouse, farm office and yurt camping are all now complete.

The rear of the Lime House, facing the farm.

The rear of the Lime House, facing the farm.

Elevation drawing.

Elevation drawing.

Side Elevation.

Side Elevation.

Perspective drawing of the Lime Home.

Perspective drawing of the Lime Home.

Strawbale, lime plaster, recycled timber materials.

Strawbale, lime plaster, recycled timber materials.


[Designed while Paul was a partner in his previous practice].

Urban Tenting & Glamping

Paul Mulhern

A beautiful photo blog by two berlin based photographers in search of uncommon places for camping.   Their travelling companion is a dog named Cat.  http://urbantenting.com

Tenting in the city forest in Berlin-Königsheide, April 2015

Tenting in the city forest in Berlin-Königsheide, April 2015

And something closer to home - 'Glamping' in yurts at the Rock Farm, Slane - overlooking the beautiful Boyne and Slane Castle.  http://rockfarmslane.ie

A Rockfarm 'Glamping' Yurt

A Rockfarm 'Glamping' Yurt

The Lime House at the Rock Farm - designed by Hofler Architect's Paul Mulhern MRIAI, is a 2-storey 6-bedroom eco guesthouse, which will be built out of straw and clad with clay plaster and paint on the inside and lime on the outside to provide healthy, environmentally-sound eco-tourism accommodation in the Boyne Valley. This guesthouse has been designed to the highest environmental construction standards, and in sympathy with the woodland, organic farmland and architecturally-protected parkland surrounding the development.

The Lime House will be a hub for all visitors to the farm, providing valuable shelter in times of inclement weather and also a range of additional facilities for guests that ensure a more comfortable and convenient stay for guests. It will also offer an attractive space for socialising with other like-minded guests.

The building includes renewable heating systems, an integrated constructed wetland for the foul waste and ecological building materials into the building design.

The Lime House nearing completion at the Rock Farm, Slane.

The Lime House nearing completion at the Rock Farm, Slane.

The straw bale built farm office nearing completion.

The straw bale built farm office nearing completion.