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£22 million funding to boost neighbourhood planning

Cash injection confirmed to help communities set up neighbourhood plans for self or custom build projects

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TV show searches for self builders to deliver homes at Graven Hill

Nationwide hunt underway to find households keen to design and build their own homes at Britain's biggest mass self build site

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Co-housing group plans to self build straw bale neighbourhood

Idea to self build up to 50 homes with straw bales being developed by twenty families in Cambridge

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Millions pledged to boost London's self build industry

Mayor promises £5m cash pot to help people build their own homes on redundant sites across 13 boroughs

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Ex-service personnel get opportunity to build their own homes

Two self build schemes in the West Country provide affordable housing for former armed forced members

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Case Studies

Walthamstow Social Rent Scheme

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Prefabricated Passivhaus bungalow

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Cookham Dean, Berkshire

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Harvest House

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Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

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Forevergreen House

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Housing People Building Communities

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Sülzer Freunde, Cologne

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Berlin - 'Building Groups'

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Manor Farm, Kirton

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Straw-baling, Perthshire

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Low-cost Irish House

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Community Eco-homes, Devon

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Lancaster Co-Housing

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Cropthorne

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Findhorn

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St Just In Roseland

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Hempsted Green

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Vauban, Germany

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Warborough

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Almere, Holland

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Ashley Vale

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West Quantoxhead

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Castle Ring Wood

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The Camberwell Curve

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Trefeglwys

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Wellstride

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Hockerton

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Wokingham

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Latest News

£22 million funding to boost neighbourhood planning

Cash injection confirmed to help communities set up neighbourhood plans for self or custom build projects

Read more...

TV show searches for self builders to deliver homes at Graven Hill

Nationwide hunt underway to find households keen to design and build their own homes at Britain's biggest mass self build site

Read more...

Co-housing group plans to self build straw bale neighbourhood

Idea to self build up to 50 homes with straw bales being developed by twenty families in Cambridge

Read more...

Millions pledged to boost London's self build industry

Mayor promises £5m cash pot to help people build their own homes on redundant sites across 13 boroughs

Read more...

Ex-service personnel get opportunity to build their own homes

Two self build schemes in the West Country provide affordable housing for former armed forced members

Read more...

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