A Show-Stopping Eco Home with Sustainability at its Heart

natural swimming pool in front of large contemporary self build
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

If there’s one quality that self builders develop, it’s perseverance. So it’s not surprising that four-time self-builders Jane and Tim Meggitt spent many hours driving around the West Sussex countryside before finding a suitable plot for self build number five. 

Their search eventually lead them to dated property. The site was lovely: nine acres of peaceful ancient woodland that provided the inspiration for much of the eco-friendly design. “We wanted a sustainable, open plan, technologically smart, contemporary home,” begins Jane. 

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.

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