Little House of My Own: 47 Grand Designs for 47 Tiny Houses by Lester WalkerThe charming and innovative architecture of these tiny cottages, studios, fishing huts, homes and more--so small and cute that you cant help but fall for them--will inspire and delight home and architecture lovers and dreamers, too. Each chapter captures the utter eccentricity of these ingeniously designed shelters with irresistible color photographs of the structure and interiors alongside detailed isometric drawings, floor plans, and multiple elevations. A Little House of My Own offers humble dreams of solitude, romance, oasis for meditation and whimsy--all under 325 square feet--as well as technical details of the structure from the building materials and woodworking techniques to estimated cost of construction. In the accompanying text, award-winning architect Lester Walker relates the story of each building, the community or setting where it is located, and the personalities that shaped it. Notably quaint homes from history, including Jeffersons Honeymoon Cottage, Henry Thoreaus Cabin, and George Bernard Shaws Writing Hut, and features on wacky specialty houses are sure to inspire and delight.
Grand Designs S09E13 The Woodsmans Cottage - Sussex (revisited)
Dave and Michelle Parsons embarked on a unique project to build a windowless, black box for their home in the middle of the woods in Essex. She successfully managed to beat it and says the illness has made her realise that life is short and needs to be enjoyed. After three years of searching, the couple, who have two daughters, bought some land on a patch of woodland in Essex. Dave and Michelle planned to build a three bedroom house with black timber cladding and a flat-roof that would have windows and be lined with plants. Outside would be a studio for Michelle with north light window - something that she dreamed of, considering her studio before was the garden shed.
Kevin McCloud counted down his top five homes on Grandest Design - but here's 15 more spectacular homes that deserve a shout-out. It's hard to believe it's been 20 years since Kevin McCloud first started following the home building exploits of pregnant people living in caravans with a cash flow problem. From towering tree houses to homes literally dug out of the ground, for two decades Grand Designs has showcased the weird and wonderful houses of the UK and beyond - and the compelling stories behind them. Last night, Kevin revealed his own top five pics in a commemorative episode of the Channel 4 show, titled Grandest Designs. Among them wass a Devon home crafted into the shape of a fossil shell and an old recording studio used by the likes of Queen and John Lennon.
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He's won awards, written books and generally spread the word of living in a wooden house with aplomb, all while enjoying the good life living in his own woods. Good work, Mr Law. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Visit our adblocking instructions page. Telegraph Culture TV. Beached houseboats, eco-disasters and plenty of AirBnb: what happened next for the Grand Designs houses?
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