Grand Designs eco TV home’s JustGiving page raises over £15,000 after fire

The Grand Designs TV house in Lammas eco village, Pembrokeshire, Wales, has burned down on New Year's Day. Their friends have come together to set up a JustGiving page raising thousands to help the forlorn family.

By Jenny Mcfarlane | 5 January 2018

After the incredible Grand Designs eco home in west Wales burned to the ground on New Year’s Day, a close family friend has raised more than £15,000 on JustGiving.

a timber eco build featured on grand designs in pembrokeshire wales

Image: Malgosia Czarniecka Lonsdale

Last year Channel 4’s Grand Designs featured Simon and Jasmine Dale’s hand-built, zero waste eco home in rural Pembrokeshire which showcased a bespoke timber frame and eco-friendly credentials. With just a measly sum of £500 in their pocket, they started building the house as a real labour of love back in October 2013.

Sadly, less than one year on from their TV appearance, their home, labelled by Kevin McCloud as ‘the cheapest house ever built in the western hemisphere’, at just £27,000, has burned down in a suspected electrical fire.

According to reports, firefighters spent six hours trying to extinguish the flames but tragically, the house the couple worked so hard on, couldn’t be saved.