Co-housing shared gardenWhat:  A derelict squat converted into three flats with a glazed side passage and a shared garden for family and friends to live and work in.

Where: Hackney, London.

Materials: London stock brick, recycled joists planked into floor-boards, salvaged screens as cupboard doors, reclaimed gym floor used for built-in furniture and hand-rails, iroko science benches used for work-tops.

Budget: £350,000

People: A mixture of professional builders, family and friends.