What is LID ?

Low impact development (LID) has been defined as "development which through its low negative environmental impact either enhances or does not significantly diminish environmental quality". Fairlie 1996

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What we do

Grow Your Own Home is a voluntary group with some skills and lots of personal connections to experts in the UK LID movement. Our aim is to empower people to create Low Impact community living opportunities.
We do this through regular meetings, workshops and social gatherings to share skills, experiences and resources.

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New Vernacular Architecture

The widespread availability of cheap round wood, straw bales and modern membranes has led to an emergent new aesthetic way of self building affordable homes.

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Making your dream home a reality

These pictures are all of real homes, built largely by their occupants, for very little money, here in the UK. Would you and your family like to live in a home like this ? Explore this site to find out more about how to do this.