North Lincolnshire born and bred, College Deputy Principal Danny wants to build his three children a stylish, sustainable, but affordable, four-bedroom house amongst the trees in the garden of his current bungalow. Set right on the edge of a fishing pond, it’ll include dramatic bedroom pods raised on steel stilts to give his children a new life up in the canopy. He wants to connect them to nature, for the house to embrace the innocence of childhood. Danny clearly has plenty of ambition, but also no experience as a self-builder and a three hundred thousand pound budget which seems mismatched to the challenges of his project.
After selling the bungalow and squeezing into his mum’s terraced house for the duration, it’s not long before engineering puzzles, rampant inflation and the overall stress of construction weigh heavily on Danny. His quest to provide a house that captures innocence is proving far from child’s play. So, can this devoted father find the stamina, and the money, to complete a house that inspires his children and that he can be truly proud of?
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