If you are interested in self build, and environmentally conscious self build in particular, we would highly recommend tuning in to Ben Adam-Smith's House Planning Help podcast.
Ben talks with a huge variety of people about their projects and other aspects of sustainable self building. The podcast was really useful for Josh before and during his own self build house. Learning from the experience of others is gold dust. This is why Ben's Podcast is such a great concept.
The latest episode features Josh sharing his insight into his own self build project, where;
"the balance between keeping costs low and creating a sustainable home have pushed him to come up with creative solutions. By undergoing most of the work themselves, Josh and his partner Amy have been able to transform their snug, back garden plot, into a comfortable and energy-efficient home. Josh explains how thinking outside of the box may be an excellent option if you are looking to get on to the property ladder with a smaller budget."