Author(s): David Stiles
This book shows everything you need to know to achieve a DIY-standard retreat - the sort of holiday home you have always dreamed of. The authors describe each step in the process from identifying the land to deciding on and developing plans for a structure that suits their lifestyle and budget. Build them deep in the countryside, at the seaside or in your own back garden - wherever you like! Classic construction methods are covered, and are clearly illustrated in photographs and drawings: log cabin; pole-built and stick-built cabin; post-and-beam; stone; cordwood; Pyramid; A-frame; DIY kits; Many designs and purposes are covered: Classic woodland log cabin; Writer's retreat; Guest quarters; Lakeside retreat; Japanese moon-gazing cabin; Boathouse; Beach Hut; Mediterranean bolthole; Perfect self-build projects for a holiday home or weekend retreat-within the skills of any DIY enthusiast & materials from your local B & Q.
"David Stiles" is a designer/builder who, together with his wife, Jeanie Stiles, has written articles for publications such as "Better Homes and Gardens" and the "New York Times" and authored 15 books, including "Sheds" and "The Treehouse Book" (which won the ALA Notable Children's Book Award). The Stiles divide their time between New York City and East Hampton, New York.