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A long-time dream in the making, our project to turn two dilapidated Victorian railway carriages into a state-of-the-art eco home should finally get off the ground this spring. The carriages have been a home since 1919, when they were offered as cheap housing for ex-soldiers, and our plans include solar panels, rainwater harvesting, sedum and turf roofs, passive solar design and the creation of an upper storey and open-plan living space below by raising the rear carriage up in the air. The design of the garden will reflect its location – just 100 yards from the sea and surrounded by a large nature reserve – and will be geared towards growing our own food. For the latest developments see the Green House columns and Blog.