4 Design Lessons from a DIY House Built for Under £92K

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(Image credit: Rachel Bragg)

After selling his business creating luxury shepherd huts, George Bannister was looking for a new adventure. Looking for a project, and a new home, to get his teeth stuck into, he found a derelict cottage with a poultry shed behind it. 

While awaiting planning permission to extend and renovate the main house, George knocked down the shed and replaced it with an idyllic tiny house to provide some income for the project. Little did he know that a year later, it would become his permanent home. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.