Onduline's Self Build House in Ireland, by architect Dominic Stevens appeared on BBC's The Culture Show
Onduline sheets have been used as roofing and wall cladding by architect Dominic Stevens on his own unique self build in Ireland, featured on the BBC's Culture Show as it looks at architectural solutions to affordable housing.
Wary of the mortgage market in Ireland, architect Dominic Stevens decided his best bet of owning his own property was to design and build it himself.
The house is of compact design which makes clever use of limited space incorporating three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and a spacious double-height living room, all for an economical price of €25,613 or about £21,000.
The timber frame walls of the house are cladded with Onduline corrugated sheets, which were used due to being an eco friendly product being made from recycled fibres and their black appearance which makes the house disappear into the landscape.
Dominic Stevens has made plans available to anyone who wishes to follow his lead and build their own home, but advises to hire an architect to assist with planning permission.
Architect Dominic Stevens website
Details also featured in the Guardian website