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Musician Áine Duffy recounts how she built her own DIY annexe on her parents’ land for a song. 

To build my little studio, I first went to the Credit Union and got a loan of €12k, then drove to a company that has a seconds factory where I bought the windows. I designed around these, keeping sunlight and privacy in mind.  

     I repurposed an old door my cousin had lying around and made it like the outside of my house; I put a film over the window for privacy. 

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