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Bydd Aled Samuel yn ymweld â thri thy yn Yr Wyddgrug a dau gartref 'clom'. Aled Samuel takes a look at Bethan Gwanas' home and garden and three houses in Mold.


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-Tonight, a 1930s house in Mold which

-is inspired by Japan, wood and food.

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-When Bethan Gwanas comes back

-from her globetrotting trips...

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-..she feels totally at home

-in her garden.

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-Finally, we visit Steve Wilson

-and Greg Stevenson's clom houses.

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-Welcome to 04Wal.

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-Wood and Japan are Tim Baker's

-main inspirations in his Mold home.

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-Tim has seen the world

-in his work as a theatre director.

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-His travels

-have influenced his home.

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-I wanted this to be

-a really simple house.

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-I demolished as many walls

-as possible...

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-..to do away with

-the idea of living in rooms.

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-We wanted to have

-an open living space.

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-What inspired you

-to open up the rooms of this house?

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-I was sitting on a beach,

-when I was on holiday...

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-..and I built a wooden model

-of my ideal house.

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-I just took it from there.

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-There are Japanese pieces

-on the walls.

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-They're present

-throughout the house.

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-You rarely have the opportunity...

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-..to travel to the other side of the

-world to see how other people live.

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-I fell in love with Tokyo and Japan.

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-I wanted to have a taste of

-what I saw over there in my house.

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-This is a fusion of two cultures.

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-There's something very simple about

-the way the Japanese people live...

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-..and the way they set things out.

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-I tried to keep things simple

-and clean.

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-This is the section of this

-large room you use as a lounge.

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-There are numerous sections of wood

-in here.

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-They're natural sculptures.

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-Yes, if there is a theme

-to this house...

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-..it is the worship of wood!

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-I love wood.

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-I have always enjoyed

-working with wood.

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-Lately, I've delighted in finding

-natural pieces of sculpture.

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-This is an example

-of a piece of wood I cut.

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-It's gorgeous.

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-It's lovely.

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-A lot of the things in here

-aren't permanent fixtures.

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-They're free-standing pieces

-and I can move things around...

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-..or move them out of the way.

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-This is the cooking and dining area.

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-People will be surprised to see

-that you use barbecues indoors.

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-Yes, this is another Japanese thing.

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-There may well be two themes

-to this house.

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-The worship of wood and

-the worship of food and eating!

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-I really enjoy eating.

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-We cook things in a particular way.

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-We adopt Japanese methods

-in the kitchen.

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-We prepare bite-size things

-such as prawns in a sauce...

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-..and we cook them at the table.

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-You don't have to use unconventional

-methods all the time...

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-..because you also have

-a conventional cooker.

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-You have all the Japanese

-cooking paraphernalia in here.

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-I'm fortunate in that I travel

-quite extensively with my work.

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-I look out for these items.

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-Let's head upstairs.

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-This stripped bannister is lovely.

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-It's regained its former glory

-and you just want to touch it!

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-There are some smaller

-pieces of wood over here.

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-They're glued together to create

-some interesting sculptures.

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-This paper came from Japan.

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-What a lovely pattern.

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-A small strip of it in a frame

-looks great.

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-That's the bathroom, that's

-the office and this is the bedroom.

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-Just like the rest of the house,

-this is orderly.

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-Not the kind of orderliness

-which masks a lack of imagination...

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-..but a general neatness.

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-These pictures form a grid

-when you look at them from the bed.

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-That grid is echoed

-in the pattern on the duvet cover.

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-It all works perfectly.

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-I've never really lived here

-in the true meaning of the word.

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-I've only recently noticed...

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-..how much of a Japanese influence

-there is in the house.

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-It's like feng shui.

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-There's something very organic

-about living here.

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-I'm surrounded by natural materials.

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-I enjoy the feeling I get

-when I'm here.

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-Author and presenter, Bethan Gwanas,

-loves her house...

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-..but we're here to see her garden

-because this is where she relaxes.

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-You present

-a series called 'Ar y Lein'...

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-..and you said you couldn't wait

-to get back to your garden.

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-Yes, because I'm happy here.

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-I'm happy in other places, too.

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-I come home and the first thing I do

-is drop my bags on the floor.

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-I have a quick look around the house

-and I come out to the garden.

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-I breathe my fresh air,

-I look at my flowers...

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-..and I start weeding!

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-Are you green-fingered?

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-Are you green-fingered?

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-Yes, I think so.

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-I didn't create this garden, though.

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-It was like this when

-I bought the house, four years ago.

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-If I weren't green-fingered,

-everything would be dead by now!

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-All the plants are still alive.

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-I bought all the gardening books

-and I listen to 'Gardening Time'!

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-You pick things up

-and you learn by your mistakes.

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-I love it.

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-Let's meander towards the house.

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-These plants are glorious.

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-It's quite something, isn't it?

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-These colours are wonderful.

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-I don't have a planting pattern

-in this garden.

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-If it manages to stay alive,

-I'm happy.

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-I like the chaos.

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-You must work hard in this garden.

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-You must work hard in this garden.

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-Yes, I do.

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-You've got to work hard in a garden

-like this because it's quite big.

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-Weeding is a major undertaking!

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-This stream is a real bonus.

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-It's an easy way

-to irrigate the land.

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-Yes, and it gave me

-the name of the house.

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-It's called 'Ffrwd y Gwyllt',

-meaning stream of the wilderness.

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-It's handy to fill my bucket

-and water the plants in the summer.

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-We're sitting outside the house.

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-The different levels of the garden

-are clearly visible from here.

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-Does each level

-serve a different purpose?

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-I'm not sure

-they serve a different purpose.

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-I want to grow vegetables on the top

-level but I haven't done that, yet.

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-I struggle to get the lawn mower

-onto the top level...

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-..so it's wilder

-than the rest of the garden.

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-The next level is quite wild.

-Lots of plants seem to grow there!

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-The third level is less chaotic.

-I recognise the plants!

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-The lowest level is in the shadow.

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-Do you make time to enjoy your

-garden, rather than cultivate it?

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-Yes, I try to.

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-Cultivating my garden is tantamount

-to enjoying my garden, in my mind.

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-I do spend some time in my hammock

-on sunny days.

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-Writing can be quite exhausting.

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-I only have to be in that hammock

-for two seconds and I'm fast asleep.

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-It's great!

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-We think of clom

-as a traditional building material.

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-It's something we usually see

-in old, Welsh cottages.

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-We could use it

-to build modern houses.

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-Steve Wilson did just that...

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-..when he built an extension

-to his house.

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-What's so special about clom?

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-It's important to use one-third

-sands, one-third gravels...

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-..and one-third clays and silts.

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-You can test the mix

-by letting it dry out.

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-You then look at the mix

-and feel its texture.

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-It's important

-to have something quite hard.

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-Why is clom

-better than concrete or bricks?

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-I didn't use much energy

-mixing the clom.

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-Unlike most building materials,

-clom actually breathes.

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-That's very important.

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-It helps control dampness.

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-The whole building can breathe.

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-We've seen clom before on 04Wal

-and it's always been very rough.

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-This is smooth.

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-I wanted to have a smooth finish.

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-This is a contemporary building...

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-..and I wanted it to look like

-a contemporary building.

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-I trimmed the surface

-with a pickaxe...

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-..and packed the surface

-with a mallet.

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-You can create a fantastic finish.

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-It looks nice.

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-How much of the materials

-you used here did you buy locally?

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-A lot of the materials

-came from this area.

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-The soil came from Dinas.

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-The stone we used to create

-the low walls and the footings...

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-..came from the quarry in Cilgerran.

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-What about the reeds on the roof?

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-The reeds came from Newport.

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-Alan Jones

-is a thatcher from Newport.

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-He's known as Alan Thatch.

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-He's a master thatcher.

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-He's responsible for the roof.

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-He's done a great job.

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-It gives the house great insulation.

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-It's a natural insulator.

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-It's important

-to keep everything natural.

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-There's no point

-in having clom walls...

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-..if you're going to put expanded

-polyurethane foam in the roof!

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-I wanted to keep everything natural.

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-Steve has been restoring his house

-for the past eight years.

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-He lives in the original cottage.

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-You enter the new extension

-through the kitchen.

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-Looking at it from the outside...

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-..there's nothing

-revolutionary about it.

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-You could think it dated back

-to the same period as the house.

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-What makes it different

-is the materials used...

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-..and the philosophy behind it.

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-This mud-walled extension

-is far more modern...

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-..than most things thrown up

-in the name of sophistication.

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-It's a new house!

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-A swallow

-has made its nest up there.

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-You've got some tenants!

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-I mixed up some clom and I left it

-outside the front of the house.

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-The swallow used that clom

-to build its new nest.

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-The clom you'd just mixed?

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-If it falls down,

-we've got a big problem!

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-The first clom nest in Wales!

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-We usually see Greg Stevenson

-up to his elbows in mud and rubble.

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-He's now finished his projects...

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-..so let's revisit Troedrhiwfallen

-and Ffynnon Oer.

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-This house was practically a ruin

-when we were last here.

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-It now looks finished.

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-What have you done

-in the meantime, Greg?

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-I've spent a lot of time and money

-on this project.

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-Four of us worked full-time on it

-for a year.

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-I spent 60,000 on it

-and now it's finished.

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-How many people live here?

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-Nobody lives here.

-It's rented as a holiday cottage.

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-I'm raising money

-for my next renovation projects.

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-It's a small cottage

-but it has a big croglofft.

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-There are two beds downstairs...

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-..and there's a bathroom

-and a kitchen in the extension.

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-This is the lounge.

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-Yes, that's right.

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-There's a croglofft above it

-and a parlour below.

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-You've opened up

-this part of the house.

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-Yes.

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-There was a whole floor here but

-I changed it back to a croglofft.

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-It was like this originally.

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-You managed to save this wall.

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-Yes, these are the original

-in and out panels.

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-All we did was brush them.

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-They're original.

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-To me and to our viewers,

-this ceiling doesn't look finished!

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-It's been finished for 200 years,

-so I'm not going to change it now!

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-It's completely open to the room.

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-It's in its original state

-and few such examples exist.

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-It's one of the reasons

-why I bought this house.

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-It's unusual and I love it.

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-The louvre chimney

-is practically new.

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-The beam

-and the top beam are original.

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-The rest is new.

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-We saw the chimney's original shape

-in the soot on the wall.

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-We knew its shape and

-we restored it, with CADW's help.

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-We head out of the house. This

-building has a corrugated iron roof.

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-It's like walking out of a cave.

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-This is much needed.

-We all want a few home comforts.

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-There's a shower, a bath, a basin

-and a toilet in here.

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-This is the kitchen.

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-Greg has recycled old furniture

-in this part of the house.

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-This chair is remarkably light.

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-He's given them a new lease of life.

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-This room is very simple.

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-Everything is plain.

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-This shelving unit

-is set into the wall.

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-The tongue and groove on the walls

-and the ceiling...

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-..is reminiscent of sheds built

-as house extensions in the 1930s.

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-The red floor

-is also a throwback to the 1930s.

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-We first met Greg a few years ago,

-at his home, in Ffynnon Oer Uchaf.

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-The extension - Ffynnon Oer Isaf -

-is now complete and fully furnished.

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-The wall was half-built

-when we first came here.

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-We jumped up and down in the mud,

-in our wellingtons!

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-It's now finished.

-The walls and the roof are in place.

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-What's that, on the wall?

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-What's that, on the wall?

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-It's a lime render.

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-We used the same stuff

-at Troedrhiwfallen.

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-Is that all mud?

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-Yes - clom walls,

-built on stone footings.

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-Let's go inside.

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-Well, well!

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-I remember standing here,

-talking to you.

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-You said, "The toilet goes here.

-The kitchen goes there."

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-I thought, "Yeah, right!"

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-I didn't know

-how it would come together.

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-You've fitted a lot

-into this small space.

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-Yes, it's a small space but a

-family of six would have lived here.

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-It's big enough for a couple.

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-I'm really happy.

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-We're seeing a change

-in the situation in Ceredigion.

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-People are stopping to think before

-they have plastic windows fitted...

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-..or have plastic slate

-laid on their roof.

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-They think twice

-about demolishing old cottages...

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-..and building bungalows.

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-Things have improved and many things

-have contributed to the process.

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-I hope our cottages have played

-a small part in that process.

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Bydd Aled Samuel yn ymweld â thri thy yn Yr Wyddgrug a dau gartref 'clom'. Aled Samuel takes a look at Bethan Gwanas' home and garden and three houses in Mold.