My comment: this imaginative and hard working couple, Charlie and Megan, are practicing the solution to our housing crisis, by building their own home, cheaply and in a sustainable way, using traditional strategies. obviously, the only reason they didn't apply for "planning permission" is that they couldn't afford the tax. governments need to be helping young families with generous housing subsidies, not considering it another opportunity for a cash grab. sincerely, hope reason will win out and the Pembrokeshire Council will save face, by taking advantage of the Welsh Government "One Planet Development Policy" guidelines, to make it possible for the couple to keep their traditional family croft. all the best with your creative adventures in 2014.
happy trails, Stephen McPhail"