Accidental Evangelist (RIBA Journal, October 2010)

John Christophers has realised the dream of creating his own home with a scheme that bears out his commitment to sustainable design.  Now he’s here to stay. Words: Eleanor Young   Portraits: James Bolton

John Christophers is practised at displaying his home.  He has lived there for six months and had already had nine open days, the last two each attracting 600 visitors.  When I arrive he has been getting out his props for the next one: a Mykon sample panel, a tub of Warmcel’s recycled newspaper insulation and a huge block of Neopor that resembles black polystyrene.

Each material has a story; brick from a Victorian garage, Canadian maple from a factory floor, recycled glass in the lime mortar and a slate hearth from a billiard table.

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