Xavier Dubuisson dispels the myth that an eco build is an expensive endeavour out of the reach of the average self-builder. He reviews a number of notable Irish projects where committed homeowners have realised their hopes of building sustainably on a very tight budget, and explores the issues they faced.
This article covers:
- Reasons for going DIY with pros and cons
- What is an eco build?
- Eco build options in Ireland
- Costs of eco building
- The Irish cob house project with full costings
- The Irish recycled house project with full costings
- Top tips if you are planning a budget and eco friendly build