How this plot next to a disused garage was transformed using YouTube tutorials for £210,000

A run down car park slot next to some old garages
See how this couple turned this car park slot into their dream self build London home in East Ham (Image credit: Kenny Orellana)

Kenny Orellana, an architect, undertook the task of transforming a car park slot next to a run down garage into an eco-friendly home as he could not afford the house prices in London.

Using YouTube and DIY tutorials, Kenny and his partner, Camille, acquired the knowledge and skills needed to make their self build home for £210,000, saving hundreds of thousands on what they would spend for an existing house.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.