Grand Designs revisit showcases ‘beautiful’ off-grid self build in Somerset

Grand Designs Somerset revisit exterior
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Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud revisited the transformation of a derelict cowshed in this week’s episode, which has been turned by its owners into a sustainable off-grid family home.

Vicky and Ed uprooted their lives in 2015 and moved to Somerset, with Ed taking on the majority of the building work himself, which he learned from the internet.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.