These blueprints mean anyone can build a tiny eco home out of cannabis plants

Eco home with brown hemp panels on the exterior
The hemp from the cannabis plants can be seen on the outside panels of the tiny home (Image credit: Common Knowledge)

A community self build group is tackling the housing crisis in a rather unique way — by releasing blueprints to build tiny eco homes made from cannabis plants.

The idea is that with the blueprints, anyone will be able to build one of the homes, for the price of the materials. The total cost is estimated to come in at under £50,000
— around £30,000 for the shell, £10,000 for the interior fit out.

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.