“I had dreamed of building my house for ten years. It was a real adventure, ” says William with satisfaction. A designer in the building sector in Haute-Savoie, this thirty-something will soon be able to inaugurate the house he built with his own hands.
Many of them, like him, make this dream of a builder come true every year. When they embark on this vast project, these “self-builders” have the desire to fully control its realization and to know their future home from floor to ceiling. But by being able to repair everything at home, by controlling costs, by striving to respect the environment, it is above all for these passionate DIY enthusiasts to give meaning to their lives.
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The approach is not marginal. According to the research firm Caron Marketing, specializing in individual housing, 6% of houses built in France in 2019 were entirely built without the intervention of professionals, i.e. 8,000 to 10,000 homes. To this self-construction
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