Looking back, I suppose there was a certain amount of luck in how I found the site. I was out for a walk and just happened to stop and have a chat with someone. The dogs were running around by a piece of overgrown land. The lady I was chatting with then told me that this piece of land was coming up for sale.Well, it didn't look like much from where I was standing but I went in through some very overgrown bushes and it was amazing. The view was breathtaking, I could see for miles. I decided there and then that I wanted to build my house on this spot.
I had been inspired by many of the timber frame homes I had seen in Canada. I wanted a home like that but using traditional English framing. After discussing ideas with the architect and the timber frame specialist, we knew that we could work together in an understanding and close team.
It has been a wonderful experience - being involved in creating and building my own home. Of course there were moments when things were not going to plan and then the frustration gets to you. But the end result is fantastic. A unique, eco-friendly timber frame home in a superb location. Definitely worth the effort.