I been reading about a family who couldn't afford to buy a house so built their own for just £3000 with some particularly stunning results:
Both Amy and myself are really interested in this as its both a self built home and a low impact eco house, not to mention a beautiful creation.
We are in a very similar situation as getting on the property ladder, especially for folks like us who are self employed with a fledgeling business is nigh on impossible so we have come to the decision that we are going to attempt to do something similar.
This is a major undertaking as we will be needing to save a considerable amount of money to both buy a plot of land, design the house, get planning permission and get the materials, not to mention the building costs. We both feel passionately about the project though and have decided to put part of any money we make from our work towards it.
I doubt it will come to fruition for several years but it is giving us a goal to work toward!
Heres a LINK to the original article. Its a fascinating website and well worth a peruse through.
All the best!