A Unique DIY Home Built For Just £97K

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Set designer and theatrical prop maker Clare Barr and husband Gordon Coomber have converted a barn and cow shed into a wonderfully characterful home on a tight budget. Here, Clare talks to Alison Wall about the project

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Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.