Self-build your own home
There are two ways of building your own home, self-build or custom build.
Self-building is when you build your own house by doing all or most of the work yourself or you manage a contractor, project manager or specialist company to build a house for you.
Self-building can be less daunting if you do it as part of a group. Affordable self or custom built housing can be provided by a Community Land Trust or similar. You could also get involved in a co-housing group where some facilities are shared (for example gardens, guest rooms, workshops).
Custom building is when a specialist company offers you a plot where they'll build you a house from a selection of houses they offer.
Right to build register
We have to keep a register of individuals and community groups who'd want land for self and custom house building. We use this register as evidence of demand for this type of housing for planning, housing, regeneration and land disposal purposes.
See our residential land for sale page for details of plots that are currently available.
We've new plots coming soon in Plymouth and you can register your interest in a plot by joining our right to build register.
If you'd like to be kept informed but don't want to sign up to the right to build register or prefer a paper application form or one in another language/braille email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 304146.
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