A Contemporary Home Built for Under £200k! Find Out How...

zinc clad self build on a budget
(Image credit: David Barbour)

Tucked away in a quiet woodland setting in the Scottish Borders is a family house that, according to owner Paula, has been built with the generosity of many friends and colleagues who helped her achieve her first self build for just under £200,000. 

The project began in 2013 when Paula started to think about the plot, adjacent to her parents’ home, as a potential self build plot for a home that she could settle in with her two children. “The site wasn’t really used. I thought that if I could build this house it would give me financial security and I could be close to mum and dad. 

Homes Journalist

Caroline Ednie is an experienced homes journalist and editor based in Glasgow. Caroline has written for The Guardian, Scottish Homes & Interiors, Dwell, House Beautiful, Real Homes and other self build titles, to name but a few, and has interviewed hundreds of architects, self builders and home renovators during her career. She is also a former web editor of Architecture and Design Scotland.