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Farmer builds a house for just £150 using materials he found in skips... and the current tenant pays their rent in MILK

Cob house: Michael Buck built this house at the bottom of his garden for just £150 using natural or unwanted materials he found in skips

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from the Guardian

Zero-carbon eco home is light years ahead

The world's first Active House stands at the crest of an estate. Its south-facing roof is covered in solar panels and solar cells, which between them harness more than enough power to keep the occupants warm and the appliances running. In around 30 years' time, if designers have got their sums right, the excess electricity flowing from the house into Denmark's grid will have cancelled out the energy costs of building it, leaving a non-existent footprint on the earth's resources.

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Is a simple straw bale kit home one way of driving down the costs of housing? Follow the story of one man's desire to make a prototype.

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from Mail Online

Could YOU build a flatpack house? Home in a box costs just £6,500. But is it really as easy to build as an IKEA bookcase? We gave one brave dad a week to try

Tom Rawstorne celebrated the completion of his flat pack house by settling down to a microwave meal and a James Bond film inside

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from Mail Online

Could YOU build a flatpack house? Home in a box costs just £6,500. But is it really as easy to build as an IKEA bookcase? We gave one brave dad a week to try

A British company has begun selling a flat-pack mini-house, which is said to be as easy to assemble as an Ikea bookcase - £6.5k. Bargain!

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Old is new again: When old structures are preserved and lovingly restored, we gain in so many ways. Not only do we preserve materials that would otherwise end up in the waste stream, we also respect the heritage of each building, and add to the character of the surrounding area. Sadly, restoring the old is often more costly than building anew, yet we believe that more and more people and companies will continue to do it.

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from Detail Collective | Interior Design, Decoration & Styling 2015

Lifestyle - Low Cost Housing Designs

Detail Collective | Lifestyle | Low Cost Housing |  Image: APH80/Abaton

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from Metro

Made In Chelsea: How much do you reckon this Kensington new-build costs?

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