Sustainable Beach Self-Build on a Budget House Plans

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
24th January 2018

When island farmers Saira Renny and George Carr decided to tackle their first self-build project on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg, the venture wasn’t without its challenges.

But with the help of their friends and neighbours, they created a contemporary property on a spot that enjoys some of the most spectacular vistas on the island.

Fact file: 2-bed sustainable beach home
  • NamesSaira Renny & George Carr
  • LocationIsle of Eigg
  • Type of buildSelf-build
  • Construction methodTimber frame
  • House size50m²
  • Project cost£77,000

As Green living and low carbon emissions are a core part of the island community’s ethos, Saira and George designed a super-insulated home with plenty of renewable energy features.

Inside, a contemporary, open-plan interior offers holidaymakers a relaxing space to unwind and soak up the sea views. A mezzanine level maximises the structure’s available space, and offers a second bedroom for visitors.

Ground floor and mezzanine:

Eigg house plans

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