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    Default The Woodman's Cottage

    I really enjoy the tv show Grand Designs which featured this cottage that was hand-built by its owner.

    For 10 years, Ben lived in tents and caravans in a wood in West Sussex. As a woodsman, he needed and wanted to live among the trees, but wanted to build a house for creature comforts. Ben mostly built it by himself with the help of volunteers. He successfully built a sustainable house by hand, from the materials growing around him. This is the end result:



    The house and garden sit perfectly in the landscape


    Local wood dominates, both outside and in


    The living room is functional and snug


    Ben converts the upper level to sleeping space


    Over time, the house has embedded itself in the landscape


    The house and garden are a sustainable idyll


    A spiral staircase leads up to the sleeping area


    An extension and veranda


    Views from the cottage
    Grand Designs: Sussex, The Woodman's Cottage


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    I love it!
    Kill him.
    Kill her.
    Kill It.
    Kill everything... that IS the solution!
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    I'm imagining that the house gets a lot of spiders. I appreciate what he did but I wouldn't want to live there.

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    I could stay there for a night or two. Awesome that he built it himself.
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    I bet he wakes up feeling very moist.
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    It looks like something out of a fairly tale or the Middle Ages.

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    awful. i wouldn't even want to stay there for one night.

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    Very Hansel & Gretel-ish minus the candy.

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    That is a cute house

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelbug View Post
    I'm imagining that the house gets a lot of spiders. I appreciate what he did but I wouldn't want to live there.
    I was thinking it would be nice as a weekend place if it was decluttered but you have just put me off!
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    It looks like it is about to fall in.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

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    no. it's too purposefully cutesy, which is annoying. also, that living room is a little tooooo snug for me.
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    Love it.
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