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A hand-built bug hotel is the latest in luxury accommodation for creepy crawlies in Stansted.

The towering structure was crafted by the village’s young Beaver Scouts at the Human Roots community allotment off Church Road.

Using materials ranging from wooden pallets and logs, to hay, bark compost and tiles, all donated by GBW, Homebase and Wickes, the 15 youngsters were tasked with creating the five-star rooms.

Stansted Beavers build a bug hotel (17311546)
Stansted Beavers build a bug hotel (17311546)

Human Roots founder Leigh Olivier said she erected the framework and left the rest to the children. “Their work was awesome. They had a go at drilling, others built wire structures out of chicken wire, they went foraging and then it all came together and they collaborated as a team. They were totally engaged in it.”

The ‘living roof’ was also filled with compost and plants and the Beavers created different areas for insects to crawl into.

Human Roots has also received a £1,700 grant from Uttlesford to provide new equipment including a poly tunnel, wheelbarrows and seeds for the new season.

The Stansted bug hotel (17311551)
The Stansted bug hotel (17311551)

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