Grand Designs host Kevin McCloud believes part of the solution to the UK’s housing crisis could be building our own homes made out of mud.
The property expert thinks potential homeowners can avoid huge expenses by swapping bricks and cement for earth and water.
Since 1999 McCloud, 62, has seen hundreds of different sorts of homes built on the Channel 4 house designing programme, the good ones, the bad ones and the walls made out of dirt ones.
On one episode dating back to 2011, he witnessed a couple create a mansion out of mud for the price of a building half its size.
He now thinks using natural materials could be the way forward as the cost of living keeps rising and shortages of materials like plaster have been predicted by the building industry for later this year.
He told Chris Evans’ Virgin Radio Podcast: ‘In the last recession people said: ‘Oh it’s just going to be so difficult and hard and tough.
‘But when they think their way out of a hole, that’s more fun. Then you get people…