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6 bungalows that everyone can build

Amy Buxton Amy Buxton
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Get ready to strap on your tool belt and perform your best Bob The Builder impression as we're going to show you a host of amazing bungalows that almost anyone could build, given the opportunity. 

We appreciate that these homes have been designed by talented architects, but thanks to the prefabricated timber panels that most of these homes comprise of, once the design process has been completed and foundations laid, you wouldn't struggle to erect a singe one of these. 

See which style you might be tempted to try your hand at!

1. Built on high

Don't be fooled into thinking that stilts are hard to install as they really aren't.

The strong, load-bearing timber struts will easily take the weight of a porch, while the foundations take care of the rest. With lots of glazing, as shown in our example, you wouldn't even have to worry about erecting full walls, which makes things even easier!

2. As simple as they come

Essentially a large shed, this cabin wouldn't tax even the most novice builder too much. 

With wood everything here, there are no hard-to-manipulate materials to contend with and, at the end of the build, you'd even have a super little terrace to sit on and enjoy the view of your garden.

3. A perfect little hideaway

So this really is just a big shed but with electric outdoor lighting, glazing and even a set of steps, it's the fanciest version of a shed we've ever seen. 

We don't think it would be hard to put up and, if you managed to wrangle a team of helpers, would probably be a fairly simple project that could be done in a weekend (or three).

4. A worthy challenge

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Think of building prefab wooden homes as a large Kinder Egg toy. 

We know that sounds silly but the process is the same because once you have your concrete foundations laid, you simply have to follow step-by-step instructions and erect a wooden shell that fits together perfectly.

5. Chalet style

Here you can see just how substantial the concrete foundation pad needs to be to build a house. However, once it's down you can set your sights on dome bungalow styles that will be a fun challenge. 

This wooden clad version, complete with an integral garage, must have been so satisfying to complete!

6. A little bit country

Don't you think this project looks like a lot of fun? 

With a basic framework erected, hay bales are being used as the main walls and insulation. Packed in tight, they make for an easy construction method that even total beginners could try their hand at. By starting with a one-storey building, there would be room to learn on the job and at your own pace.

For more prefab home inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: Prefab houses: 7 things to know before buying yours.

Are you confident enough to take on a project like these?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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