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Kevin McCloud to build his own eco-home in six days

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East Sussex-based practice BBM Sustainable Design and Grand Designs supremo Kevin McCloud are to build an eco-house from scratch in just six days as part of a television experiment.

McCloud will host a series of daily Channel 4 shows following the progress of the project, which he will build himself, starting on Sunday night (4 May) and finishing the following Friday (9 May).

Working with London-based digital designer and fabricator Facit, BBM has devised a prefabricated kit made ‘completely from environmentally friendly materials’. As well as using rammed earth, straw bales, hemp and lime plaster, the architect has also specified materials from ‘other people’s waste’, such as woodchip, mobile phones, car tyres and newspapers.

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