Routes to self build

The Older Women's Cohousing project
Coming together with other self builders can be a great way to enable development – but if it’s to be a success, you need to structure your group properly and nail down your finances right from the start, says Tim Doherty
Scandia Hus timber frame house
Mike Hardwick explains the ins and outs of taking on the mantle of project manager yourself
stone faced home in Yorkshire
Mike Hardwick explores hiring a single builder to call in trades, buy materials and deal with scheduling problems
Shropshire council's build your own scheme helped a young couple get on the property ladder
Councils are set to make land available for self builders under plans announced by the government. We’ll be keeping track of the proposal’s progress with our regularly-updated Right to Build Hub
The Findhorn Foundation group self build project
Community builds can be a simple, cost-effective route to a custom home. Mike Hardwick reveals how you can run a successful scheme
Ever considered living on water? Here’s our advice on purchasing your very own houseboat
Tim Doherty looks at what the goverment's custom build scheme means for you
If you aren’t in a position to carry out a project on your own, a joined up approach to self build may be the answer says Julian Owen
Baufritz timber frame home
Jane Crittenden reveals which construction methods work for package homes
A package house by Potton
Working with a package company could be the no-nonsense route to your dream home, says Chris Bates


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