Dean & Hannah at The Self Build Village

Hi, we’re Dean & Hannah – owners of plot 37 at Graven Hill.

We currently live in North Oxfordshire, with our toddler Hugo and 5 year old kitten, Lucas.

We’ve never owned a house – we’ve just not found the right place. Having always been avid watchers of Grand Designs, we had come to the conclusion that building a house was the only way to truly get what we wanted.

So when the opportunity to buy a plot of land at a new development 10 miles down the road in Bicester came about, we knew it was an opportunity we couldn’t miss.

After a couple of years of false starts, and plenty of waiting, we are finally in a position to sign on the dotted line and own a piece of the Graven Hill village.

We plan to build a modest 3 bedroom house, which will be a timber framed cube (of course!), and will hopefully be a great home for our family.

Now that the project is really getting started, we’ve set up this site to try and connect with other self builders at the development, and hopefully share some of the adventures along the way.

It should be fun!


PS – if you’d like to get in touch, please feel free to do so using the form below!


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