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The saga of J building his tiny off-grid house

Guerrilla eco-builder told to demolish his house!

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Jim Wallis built a small low-cost eco home for himself which he’s lived in for 8 years, he did it because he couldn’t afford a house any other way. This is very much what I’m doing right now. 3 years ago his local council found out about it and have ordered him to have it demolished because he doesn’t have planning permission for it.

Here is a short interview and report from the BBC.

If he’d applied for planning permission he’d have been denied. I’ve been saying for a while that this is the only way some of us will ever own a house of our own, and the reason that I’m choosing eventually to leave Britain for somewhere that will allow me to build in a way and at a cost that I can afford.

I would love to find out where he is and go visit him, see if there’s any way the tiny house community might be able to offer some support.


Written by justin

June 26th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

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