I have built a self sufficient off grid cabin in a field in Wales which is largely planted to forestry. It is about 21sqm. It is rudimentary but has a composting toilet, hot shower, kitchen (hob, sink and fridge), heating (gas and wood burner), solar power, rainwater harvesting and filtering, etc. It's fully insulated but not to regs. I use it as a place to stay when I'm visiting the area. I probably started building it eight years ago. The weathertight box was complete the following year. It was fully fitted out about 5 years ago (it's quite remote and I only ever got to visit for short stays - so it's been slow but nice to get out of the way and tinker!). I'm thinking of trying to regularise its planning status before possibly upgrading it - could this fall under C3 and be subject to the 4 year rule?
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