Every year 20,000 people in the UK make the bold decision to build their own home and we're following some of them as they go from foundations to finishing touches.
All our self builders are aiming to build a dream home that's perfectly suited to their way of life and their wallets. But each build is a rollercoaster ride packed full of trials and tribulations.
On today's programme, fishing lake owners Lance and Michelle Bramley realise a life-long ambition to build a gorgeous lakeside lodge near Hull. Plus the retired couple from North Yorkshire who self-built in their back garden, and presenter Simon O'Brien learns how to fit plasterboard at building college.