An Irish Vernacular house (in 25k Euro and 50 days)

This project belongs to the vernacular tradition. In this tradition, the knowledge of how to construct a house is held in common by a community. On this website you can download information and inspiration to help you to design and build your own house much like the one in the photo which cost a total of €25,000 to construct. It took me a total of 50 days to build, which I did over two years with the help of friends, family, neighbours and a few specialists…

This particular project has some great hand drawn step by step plans too, which should be a useful primer for any kind of Segal-style build. (we posted about him here)

The architect (Dominic Stevens) has a book out too, though his website appears to be a little quiet nowadays.

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