Ep 42 – Site visit on Co Mayo contractor led build

Episode 42 – Miyuki Katsu Maloney, of Instagram account @our.japandi.selfbuild , walks us through her self-build project, including:

– Japandi design features including the no-shoe zone entrance
– How the Japandi interiors had to be adapted to Irish building regulations
– Choice of windows
– Choice of finishes including a microcement bathroom
– Top tips and advice for a novice embarking on a self-build

For more information, check out Miyuki’s article about Japandi design in the Summer 2021 edition of Selfbuild magazine.


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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