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Build Custom Home / December 18, 2019

The couple revealed their ambitious plans to construct their entire house from two lorry backsThe couple revealed their ambitious plans to construct their entire house from two lorry backs

The pair came up with ingenious ways to cut the cost – doing the labouring themselves and using unconventional materials.

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The simple structure didn't look like it had much promise before the six month renovation project began Carpenter and joiner Carwyn made most of the furnishings himself The talented 22-year-old even custom built the window frames and filled them with glass off-cuts

Carwyn, 22, managed to get hold of the lorry backs when he agreed to do some work for the owners of the motors.

The couple decided to make the pieces of scrap metal into the frames for their temporary structure.

The simple structure didn't look like it had much promise before the six month renovation project beganWith the help of expert architect Damien and designer Max, they constructed the stunning building in just six months.

After a six month renovation process, Sarah Beeny and experts Damien and Max returned to the house Staggeringly, the couple managed to fit the entire kitchen for around £500

After a six month renovation process, Sarah Beeny and experts Damien and Max returned to the houseChannel 4

The airy living room also boasted stunning views over the Welsh countryside The couple's cosy bedroom allows for plenty of natural light

Cawryn, who is a joiner by trade, did the bulk of the labouring for the new home.

After buying cheap glazing off-cuts, the inventive builder made his own custom windows for the property.

His talent for carpentry meant that he able to build important pieces of furniture, including beds, tables and the sofa, completely from scratch.

Staggeringly, the couple managed to fit the entire kitchen for around £500Impressively, the couple forked out just £500 for their kitchen, which was fully decked out with all the appliances they needed.

The compact one-bedroom home looked completely unrecognisable at the end of the project The house expert admired the picturesque view out of the custom-made windows of the starter home The Channel 4 show claims that you can cut around 50 per cent of the cost by building your own home

Shrewd Megan helped her partner make some savvy buys online and the couple soon snapped up a £20 oven, £9 fridge and £30 washing machine.

The couple's cosy bedroom allows for plenty of natural light The compact one-bedroom home looked completely unrecognisable at the end of the project

Source: www.thesun.co.uk