Tuesday, 29 April 2014

How to make a bunkhouse out of a Lake District School

Take one unused primary school with fantastic views in the Lake District
Lowick School, front left.  Coniston mountains in the background
Try not to get disheartened by the work that needs doing on it.

Clean it up and use it as an activity base for a few years and then make plans for a bunkhouse
Get permission and get going - demolition!

Get a load of wood and get started!

Then find out that half the floor isn't supported on anything!

The unsupported floor - fixed now!
Block off the staff kitchen

Create a big climbing frame
Have a coffee
Do a bit of sanding
 Re work the bathrooms a little

Create some spaghetti decorations, get a huuuuge water tank and do lots and lots more work...

 Get everyone helping...

Seb and Toby 'loving it'
Have a big bonfire

Seb getting the mattresses ready
(before they've returned to normal thickness)
The night before the first group arrived!

And after a bit of a clean up you get a fab new bunkhouse...
Bunkhouse Kitchen Dining Room

Bunkhouse lounge

Bunkhouse Bedroom
Ta Da!

If you would like to come and experience the bunkhouse for yourself - details, prices and availability are all on our website http://www.riverdeepmountainhigh.co.uk/LakeDistrictAccommodation.aspx/bunkhouse