Built for £130k! A live/work home with an amazing view

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Ian and Marcella Grant are perhaps typical of many self builders: choosing to build a flexible home that can serve them now and for decades to come. Their new home on the Isle of Skye was designed so that it could provide both living and working space and respond to the steeply sloping plot and its unusual landscape context between a busy village street and the sea.

Designed by Ian, a principal at Skye-based Kindelan/Grant Architecture, the single-storey, two-bedroom family home is cut into the contours of the land and takes its inspiration from traditional Highland longhouses. 

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Caroline Ednie is an experienced homes journalist and editor based in Glasgow. Caroline has written for The Guardian, Scottish Homes & Interiors, Dwell, House Beautiful, Real Homes and other self build titles, to name but a few, and has interviewed hundreds of architects, self builders and home renovators during her career. She is also a former web editor of Architecture and Design Scotland.