Family living off grid in shipping container with alpacas told to dismantle home

Dan and Stacey Bond with daughter Eva
Dan and Stacey Bond with daughter Eva (Image credit: Dan Bond)

A couple who built a sustainable home out of shipping containers on land with alpacas, pigs, and chickens have been told to demolish the structure because they don’t have planning permission.

Dan and Stacey Bond, who have a four-year-old daughter called Eva, built the home on a patch of land they owned on the outskirts of Folkestone, Kent, where they also offer camping facilities for tourists, after years living in a converted double decker bus.

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