Kevin McCloud will be back soon to revisit some of the homes featured in the first series of Grand Designs to see how the owners have settled into their dream homes.
But as some of these episodes are very old (2001), they will air in a ‘low-profile’ 6pm timeslot.
In the first episode, McCloud revisits a co-operative of ten families who built ten homes in Brighton, UK.
Prior to forming the co-operative, the families were travellers or lived in insecure accommodation. The local council bought them some land and gave them the money to build the houses. At the end they were given a secured tenancy in the houses they built, at an affordable rent.
The co-operative did all the work themselves and everyone had to do a set amount of hours each week which meant all of them struggled financially because they didn’t have time to find full time work.
It airs 6:05pm Thursday October 22nd on ABC1.