Clear Architects were in the press this week with praise for its “radical” coffee cup starter home concept at the “Self Build on a Shoestring” Award, at Grand Designs Live.
“Build a home for less than £50,000”, written by The Metro’s Gordon Miller, commended the innovative start-home concept.
The pre-fabricated modular ‘kit home’ that incorporated used shredded coffee cups for insulation between timber frames and stacked coffee cups wrapped in waterproof membrane for rainwater pipes.
The design also proposed a living ‘green roof’, solar heated water system and flame retardant walls and flooring. It would cost around £40,000 to build.