Design & Build your Dream HomeBook - 2005
It’s possible to turn the dream into reality: to design and build a house tailored to your own desired specifications. Demonstrating both the scope and innovation possible in such a project, this eye-opening guide provides inspiration to meet the exciting challenges involved and reap the wonderful rewards of a bespoke home. It illustrates a variety of architectural approaches—from cutting-edge modern to traditional—catering to a range of budgets. All the options are presented, including prefabs and kit houses, with a look at different structural systems and materials, as well as the financial, legal, ecological, and practical issues. Most breathtaking of all: a showcase of 15 gorgeous self-built homes, from urban developments in London and Los Angeles to rural retreats in Australia, Spain, and the Netherlands.