Take a tour of this stunning eco home built for £1,200m2

zinc and timber cladding on large self build
(Image credit: Unique Home Stays)

Who can pinpoint the very first moment of a self-build? Ed Humphreys and Emily Hurter met as young children in the garden where their house now stands — and were adults before they met again at a family dinner. 

A few years later, they bought that same garden with the aim of taking on a self build project together.

Alexandra Pratt
Homes Journalist

Alexandra Pratt is a home journalist with over 20 years experience, who has written for a number of self build titles. She has interviewed countless architects and self builders.

She is also a serial renovator and has been overhauling properties for over 15 years, and has built her way up the property ladder by undertaking DIY, living on site and project managing her own renovation and self build projects.

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