The Dryer

"``The dryer of Marais Girard, houses washing machines powered by solar heated water, you can do your washing and drying in the same place. Access to the building is restricted to residents only, using a magnetic card. Ecological washing powder is provided for you on-site. ``

Construction principles

The Marais Girard dryer uses the traductional principles of the tobacco dryers of Brétignolles sur mer.

The building consists of a wooden frame which is built on a masonry base.

Ideally exposed for the sun and wind, the walls are “latticed”: they are not supporting walls and are made from the old roof tiles taken from the farm buildings. These latticed walls allow a natural airflow  into the building: which creates perfect conditions for drying clothes.

Le séchoir naturel à claire-voie