The Eco Building Plot Search!
A suitable building plot for your own eco house is one of the first challenges to overcome and for us it is no different.
We first started looking at the start of 2008, when spare time was available, but this was less than fruitful!
The lack of movement toward the eco dream, prompted the decision to change this approach. We have now been searching in earnest since the beginning of 2010 and have been surprised by the number of suitable sites out there!
Even living in a densely populated area in South West London, once you really start looking properly it is interesting what you find.
Conversations I now take much joy from are those with people where I explain what we are looking for (which is generally greeted by a look of dismay or confusion) and more times than not I am told that it is impossible, cant be done or will be very difficult! Excellent! That reconfirms people’s general view and that as a result there will less people out there looking for the same thing we are.
These conversations also now make you more determined to prove that it can be done!
There has now been many hours spent pounding the pavement, many doors knocked on and over 50 letters written to land owners (with potential sites) in the area but I am convinced that with every ‘No’ we get from a land owner is that step closer to a ‘Yes’.
I believe that if we write to 100 people then we will most certainly receive a ‘Yes’ and agree the purchase of a suitable building plot.
So the goal: to get to 100 as soon as possible!
This ‘Yes’ must come and we are certainly keen for that to come soon so we can take the next steps toward our eco home dream.