This case study highlights the potential that land attached to your home might possess, if you’re blessed with a large garden or spacious grounds that are difficult to manage, you may have thought of selling a part of it for development yourself. When a Sidmouth homeowner was in this position Land Market snapped up the opportunity to create an attractive new build in a great location; leading to our very first development… The Background The site at the location in Sidmouth, Devon was acquired by Land Market in 2005 when a home owner sold off a part of their very large garden. The plot sold was in the grounds of a large...
Land Stories – The DIY House That £1k Built
In our Land Stories series we shall be taking a look at news, stories and case studies that inspire lots of us to buy and develop on land. We feel these success stories really help encourage development projects and help to build visions in and around the UK.
Herefordshire is a wonderful area in the West Midlands in the U.K, full of culture and attractions which not only attracts tourists but draws in an older generation to settle down and retire here. As such, the house prices of course are high and the market had led young couple Christian Montez, 29, and Kyra Powell, 28, to create their own DIY house for the little cost of £1000, on one of their family members’ spare bit of land.
Christian devised the creative DIY house build with Kyra after graduating with a masters degree in Architecture – which not only now serves as part of his portfolio but will help them as they save to buy or build a bigger house of their own one day.
The DIY two-storey house uses recycled and scrap materials to build a cosy nest with sliding doors, windows, one double bed, small office section, two floors and boasts wonderful countryside views and setting.
This project has now encouraged them to re-sell the experience for others to try, with website like Canopy and Stars being such key influencers for outdoor experiences and re-inventing spaces for getaways; it’s evident that areas of any type of land, big or small can be worked on with little funds for big returns – either as a stepping stone or as the final outcome.