Author(s): Elizabeth Wilhide
Self-build does not mean going it alone. Although many self-builders do relish the opportunity to get their hands dirty, most employ the services of a range of professionals, from architects to specialist contractors, and have no more hands-on input than project management. Build Your Own Home firstly takes an inspirational look at self-built structures around the world, showing a range of design approaches from cutting-edge modern to traditional, in diverse locations and contexts, and catering to a range of budgets. It then reviews all the self-build options, from prefab and customized kit houses to design and build, concluding with the issues you should consider and the steps you need to take.