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South London group steps up self build campaign as more projects are established

Lewisham-based organisation plans discussion day on 34-home self build project; one of many new schemes taking shape

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Collaborative project wins top prize in the Self Build on a Shoestring 2014 competition

Team of architect, community self build group and housing association wins £5,000 prize

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Six innovative ideas shortlisted for the Self Build on a Shoestring 2014 competition

Overall winner revealed and presented with £5,000 prize at Grand Designs Live on Thursday

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More than a third of Britons open to building their own home

Survey for Building Societies Association finds that over 21 million Britons willing to build for themselves

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New Right to Build areas set to help custom and self builders

Eleven councils to maintain register of prospective custom and self builders and identify suitable sites

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Case Studies

Bickleigh Eco Village, Devon

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Stoke-on-Trent Serviced Building Plots

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Harvest House

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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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