Instagrammer Samantha Smith explains how she and her husband, with the support of her father in law who helped with the project management, constructed a budget friendly Georgian home.
How did the project come about?
We always wanted to build our own home but due to work commitments, it took us a while to decide where to try and build. We were ultimately drawn to an area close to family in a beautiful scenic location.
There was a very limited supply of sites where we would qualify for a local planning need, and we were lucky enough to be able to agree to buy a one acre site subject to planning permission.
There was planning permission for a two storey house nearby and one built not far from the site so we were silently confident that planning for a two storey house would be approved. A Georgian inspired two storey build was the style we aimed for.