Having recorded an audio journal the whole way through his project, Ben Adam-Smith plays back some key moments so you can hear what was involved in his self build (within a single podcast episode).
Although it's not going to be comprehensive it'll give you a flavour of what you might be undertaking if you're tackling your own eco build.
6 years to build a Passivhaus
It started in the summer of 2012 when I set myself the challenge of building an energy-efficient home before I turned 40 in August 2016. In the first couple of years it was just about learning but when I actively started to search for land I discovered that it wasn't that easy. I live in Hertfordshire which is one of the hardest counties in which to find a plot. I faced multiple dead ends but eventually struck gold.
Finding and hiring an architect was a little easier. I'd spent so much time chatting them over the years I knew a number of people in my area who would be good. In the end I hired Parsons + Whittley, a firm with a lot of experience in Passivhaus.
If you're interested in going into more detail of how the designs for my house have evolved then here are a few podcasts to check out:
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