Is it possible to build low cost homes in the city that are both sustainable and easy on the eyes? Self Build on a Shoestring in the City, organized by the National Custom & Self Build Association and Grand Designs Live, is an ideas competition in its second year that seeks to answer this question by showcasing innovative designs for a group self build project in an urban location. More details after the break. For the chance to win a share of a £5,000 prize, the task is to design a development of twenty homes for an urban site that can be built for less than £75,000 each. The competition is open to anyone, entrants are expected to prepare detailed drawings and provide construction costs, and there is no commitment to develop or build the winning scheme. Entry submissions are due by September 19, 2014 and the winners will be announced at the Grand Designs Live exhibition at the Birmingham NEC in October.
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