Many of us dream of starting a different life and transforming the way we live. Some of us long to swap our cramped city flats for a beautiful rural dwelling, renovate an 18th century water tower, or create our very own dream home by the sea. But few of us actually take the plunge. Many believe that it is too expensive, too impractical and completely unattainable, but this simply isn't true. In fact, the problem is that most people simply don't know where to start. "Build a New Life" makes sense of what's involved and gives practical advice on how to make a dream home a reality. It is based on the television series that follows the inspirational journeys of brave British adventurers, as they up-root and follow their dreams of creating a new life in their dream house, in their dream location. Reaching audience figures of 2.5 million viewers, it is one of the most successful series ever to be screened on "Five". Tying in with the series, this book will give readers the information they need to bring their own dreams to life.
George Clarke is an award-winning architect and creative director of architectural practice Clarke:Desai and property development company Dreamspace. After gaining his Diploma at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, George began working for Sir Terry Farrell + Partners where he travelled the world and developed major landmark projects in Seattle, New York, Korea and Hong Kong. He established his own practice in 2000, and has established a reputation as a young and talented design company with a high profile client list. As well as renovating his home in West London, George has built his own property in Dorset for just over 100,000.