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Richie and Linda moved home to Ireland to build their home in 2001; Richie employed a straw bale house building technique he learned in the USA. Features include a geothermal heat pump, underfloor heating and clay painted walls. The build lasted just five and a...

Mary built her house to be passive house certified as a cost effective and practical means of building a sustainable home. She's a member of the Home Exchange platform where homeowners swap homes for holidays. ...

Julia and Brian renovated and extended their farmhouse in stages – the latest development in the string of renovations is their bedroom revamp. Brian was the winner of RTÉ Super Garden in 2015 and is now a regular Show Garden designer at Bloom In The...

Tanguy project managed his house building project (direct labour) with a strong focus on the garden/house connection. He subsequently established his gardening business around the house, the Dunmore Country School. ...

A carpenter by trade, Kevin started his career in timber frame construction in California in the 1990s. When he moved back to Ireland in 2002 he built his own home with cavity walls. He's now specialised in eco buildings and operates from Leitrim. builderinleitrim.ie ...