"We Self Built for £150k!" How these DIYers Built Their Dream Home on a Budget

 a diy self build built for £150,000
(Image credit: Alistair Nicholls)

Self build projects like Alan and Melanie’s don’t come around very often. Built to a staggeringly minute budget of just £150,000, this large, traditional home is stunning inside and out. 

We talk to Alan about how the project came together. 

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.