UCL Press


New Open Access Book: Self-Build Homes

27 November 2017

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We are thrilled to announce the publication of a brand new open access book: Self-Build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions

Self-Build Homes connects the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on self-build with commentary from leading international figures in the self-build and wider housing sector. Through their focus on community, dwelling, home and identity, the chapters explore the various meanings of self-build housing, encouraging new directions for discussions about self-building and calling for the recognition of the social dimensions of this process, from consideration of the structures, policies and practices that shape it, through to the lived experience of individuals and households.

This volume comes at a time of renewed focus from policy managers and practitioners, as well as prospective builders themselves, on self-build as a means for producing homes that are more stylised, affordable and appropriate for the specific needs of households.

Find out more here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/self-build-homes