Eight self-build Instagram accounts you’ll want to follow

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If you’re thinking about building your own home, embarking on a self-build project or are already underway with your dream property, it’s likely you’ll be looking for all the wisdom, tips and inspiration you can set your eyes on.

 Instagram is an amazing source of information, with countless pages created to chronicle a home owners’ self-build journey, offer advice or simply share images of beautiful homes and interiors. A self-build project is a huge endeavor so it’s only natural that those who have built their dream property and come out the other side are proud of their homes and want to share them with the world. 

A real treasure trove of information for self-build novices and experts alike, we’ve scoured Instagram to bring you a list of the best self-build accounts:


Building Willow Ridge House

Beginning in 2018 – the very first post showing the elevation drawings – Building Willow Ridge House chronicles a family’s quest to build their very first self-build home in the beautiful Irish countryside. 


A house by the trees

It’s easy to see why @ahousebythetrees has more than 25,000 followers and counting – a stunning home with beautiful images, this account focuses on interiors and design and is sure to provide you with plenty of inspiration for your own dream home, from layout through to materials and furnishings.


Our Self Build Adventure

A fantastic page documenting a family’s self-build journey (this time in Scotland) Our Self Build Adventure offers an insight into the reality of building your own home; the highs and the lows. Not to be missed for those seeking an honest look at what it takes to make your dream home a reality.



A similar name but a different project just a short hop away in the Northern Irish countryside, we follow this family’s self-build journey from submission of planning in December 2017, through their move into their new home in April this year. From wall stickers for the baby’s bedroom, through to excitement about the garage floor, this page has it all.


Roseberry View

Beginning in August 2018, Roseberry View charts Dan and Holly’s self-build project – if you’re looking for detail, then this is the page for you. Offering insight into everything from foundations and external render to interior mood boards, it will make sure you’re clued up on what to expect – and what to avoid! Even better, Dan and Holly run an Architectural Design Consultancy so you’re getting invaluable insights from the experts!


Happy Harris House Build

A warts-and-all look at building your own home, this is a great source of information for those thinking about self-build as well as those with a home in progress. Charting the ups and the downs, it makes clear that self-build is harder than it looks, but also illustrates the huge benefit to this family’s life, happiness and togetherness now that their dream home is complete.


West Coast Build

Another Scottish self-build, here we follow the construction of Sarah’s dream home – with an eye for the camera and a penchant for sunset shots, this one is sure to induce both admiration and envy. With boat-loads of tips and pointers – even organised into helpful mini-stories – you’ll want to keep track of progress with this beautiful home.


Laois New Build

If your goal is to build your ‘forever home’; a space for your family to grow and evolve, then look no further. Laois New Build started in June 2018 and captures one family’s quest for their perfect home. With lots of helpful tips and moments we’ll all be able to identify with – plus helpful mini-stories offering tips and ideas – it’s too good to miss.