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The epic tale of two people struggling to build their dream home on a tiny budget - okay, one of them is an architect and they know what they are taking on, but it is a very low energy house and a really interesting project. More Info

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The plan comes together

The plan comes together

A Finished Garage

November 13, 2014 by Jonathan

Well, we have spent a few months working hard and have finished the site workshop.  Building it completely ourselves (apart from the slates on the roof of course!) has been… Read more…

Outside – DONE!!

April 28, 2014 by Jonathan

Well, after finishing the exterior of the house (al last!!) we are taking a breather and will shortly start to construct the detached garage. It may seem strange to stop… Read more…

Another Major Step Forward!

March 10, 2014 by Jonathan

After 11 months we have finished the cladding – okay, we are now giving the whole house another coat of paint while this dry weather last – but it lovely… Read more…

Scaffold Free – Amazing

December 17, 2013 by Jonathan

You just couldn’t make it up – we had hoped to get the scaffolding removed from around the end of September but struggled to get our excellent scaffolder to make… Read more…

At Last – The Exterior is Nearly There!

September 14, 2013 by Jonathan

We have fixed the last piece of cladding on the south elevation – as you can see the elevation is not finished, but we need to now get the scaffolding… Read more…

The Cladding Looks Good!

July 16, 2013 by Jonathan

The past few months have been spent progressing the cladding – turning the house from the blue house to a more respectful cream!  It certainly takes an age to measure,… Read more…

Progress is being made!

March 2, 2013 by Jonathan

Building your own house – as in actually doing most of the work – takes over your life.  No drama, but a mere statement of our current situation. We work… Read more…

A New Year Self-Building

January 8, 2013 by Jonathan

Okay – so why the strange title?  After a great two week break visiting family over Xmas in Ireland and England we are back on site working hard and all… Read more…

Nearly Watertight

December 14, 2012 by Jonathan

We are nearly there – the great step forward of being able to say “we’re watertight” is almost on us – the roof is there, just the windows and doors… Read more…

Progress is on Plan!

December 8, 2012 by Jonathan

The roof covering is moving ahead – looking slightly less imposing! Now that we have had all our scheduled deliveries it is down to us to start using the materials… Read more…