Scamper - Member
Very interesting build, but come on, the view out of that window is just a bog standard field.
It's a farm near Newbury, in Berkshire; you were expecting herds of Wildebeast and gazelle, perhaps, or snow-capped mountains?
Personally, I'd be more than happy to look out of my window and see that view every day, instead of the row of semi-detatched 1930's council houses I look at every day.
Having watched it right through properly, I can see why they went for non-local flint, for the uniformity of colour; that finished wall looks stupendous, and very much in keeping with buildings further south and in the south of Wiltshire, too.
The sliding window is genius, I love it to bits, and the overall design of the exterior is terrific, it sits really well in its environment. The interior I mostly like, but that's a really personal thing, and would change according to whoever was having it built. The beds? Meh, horribly over the top, but, they're not architectural features, so not really important.
I thought they were two really nice blokes, who've taken the bull by the horns, (literally, in this case), and made a huge lifestyle change that would challenge most people, and really made it work for them. And set up a brewery that seems to be proving successful too!
As other have commented, the whole project worked perfectly because of the whole team involved from the very beginning; if I was fortunate enough to get that life-changing windfall, I'd employ exactly the same bunch of people to create a house to my personal specs.
Excellent programme all round, I thought.
Now to find some of their beer...