Ben Law lives and works at Prickly Nut Woods in West Sussex, UK, where apart from making a living from coppicing he trains apprentices and runs courses on sustainable woodland management, eco-building and permaculture design. He also runs occasional open days in response to popular demand.
He runs a specialist eco-building company The Roundwood Timber Framing Company Limited. This specialises in the supply of roundwood construction timber and a building and project management service. More details here.
Ben is a prolific author, having written The Woodland Way, a permaculture approach to sustainable woodland management and The Woodland House, which charts the building of his unique cruck framed home in the woods. The building of his house was filmed for Channel 4's Grand Designs program and was voted the most popular Grand Design ever by viewers. He has also written The Woodland Year, a month by month journey through the woodland, a celebration of every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including crafts, seasonal recipes and the rhythm of work throroughout the year. He is also the author of Roundwood Timber Framing, a full colour guide to his building techniques which he has also described in a comprehensive training DVD by the same name. While his latest book Woodsman, living in a wood in the 21st century is a journey into Ben's life as a woodsman and the knowledge he has acquired and applied to his home and businesses.