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Grand Designs

  • 2016
  • Season 16
  • 8 episodes
  • Homes and gardens
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Season 16 features a modern treehouse, a giant family house of fun, a wavy wooden home, a black-clad private hideaway, a state-of-the-art wooden home and a low-impact family house.

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Episode 6: Pembrokeshire 2016

Summary

Simon and Jasmine Dale take on the challenging task of building a 21st-century, low-impact three-bedroom family home, starting the build with only £500 in the bank. As part of a pioneering, government-backed, sustainable village called Lammas, the couple must adhere to their fierce planning conditions of self-sufficiency or risk losing everything

Review

Tiny budgets are often a problem on this series, but Jasmine and Simon Dale had only £500 in the bank when they started erecting their three-bedroom, low-impact home in Pembrokeshire. As part of the Lammas eco-village, they have plenty of volunteers to help and they’re very adept at recycling, but the local authority insists they must become self-sufficient within five years – or be evicted. And the build is desperately slow.

This is a million miles away from the high-end, contemporary properties we see so often on Grand Designs. But in an organic, hand-knitted, Lord of the Rings kind of way, the Dales’s half-finished home is just as stunning.

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2015-10-14
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Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterKevin McCloud
DirectorClaire Lasko
Series producerJohn Lonsdale
Executive producerFiona Caldwell

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  • Summary

    Simon and Jasmine Dale take on the challenging task of building a 21st-century, low-impact three-bedroom family home, starting the build with only £500 in the bank. As part of a pioneering, government-backed, sustainable village called Lammas, the couple must adhere to their fierce planning conditions of self-sufficiency or risk losing everything

    Review

    Tiny budgets are often a problem on this series, but Jasmine and Simon Dale had only £500 in the bank when they started erecting their three-bedroom, low-impact home in Pembrokeshire. As part of the Lammas eco-village, they have plenty of volunteers to help and they’re very adept at recycling, but the local authority insists they must become self-sufficient within five years – or be evicted. And the build is desperately slow.

    This is a million miles away from the high-end, contemporary properties we see so often on Grand Designs. But in an organic, hand-knitted, Lord of the Rings kind of way, the Dales’s half-finished home is just as stunning.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Released on
    2015-10-14
    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterKevin McCloud
    DirectorClaire Lasko
    Series producerJohn Lonsdale
    Executive producerFiona Caldwell
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