I had long since decided that what was desired in the garden was stuff as opposed to lawn. So when I drew the plan for the garden I planned for raised beds, a tandoor oven, pond, fire pit and pergola. I had also decided that a living willow house for Sebastian would be a welcome addition to the garden. You have to plant the willow switches in the winter when they are not actively growing so although I have been itching to get on with this project for many months now I had to wait.
The willow arrived and we left the unwrapped willow outside to keep it cold and wet. Three days later it was Sunday, the day after Friendmas, so we had some extra hands to help us.
Before embarking on the creation I had spent a good amount of time watching videos on You Tube, (that is how we learn now, right), and reading tutorials. In all honesty the tutorials made me feel more daunted that anything but I kept this under wraps as Joe is always more hesitant than I with new things. Joe likes to know a subject inside out and I have a a bodging, I mean have a go attitude to all things, this is probably why he is a nuclear safety engineer and I would have destroyed the world by now if let on site. The whole thing was a lot simpler to create than any of the tutorials made it sound. So let's not get bogged down with measurements, so here is how we did it.