Inside the Amazing Spaces project that reduced George Clarke to tears

George Clarke stands with another man outside the completed Arts & Crafts caravan
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George Clarke's new series of Amazing Spaces sees the seasoned homes presenter tearful as he recounts his family memories inside a much-loved family caravan he brought back to life 10 years ago.

The 48-year-old renovated the original "big tin can" green 1979 caravan on a plot owned by the National Trust in the Lake District for the very first series of the popular show. And, as the show launched it's 11th series a decade later, Clarke decided to replace the rotting old caravan with a new Arts & Crafts-inspired house style mobile home, built from scratch.

Amy Willis
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Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.