I have just completed a structure that has greatly been inspired by the books you produce. I am a 26 year old carpenter/ designer from the UK and work using traditional techniques and local sustainable materials.
I just thought I would share my creation with you, the Peach House was commissioned by a member of the Royal family and I was given free reign with the design and build, which was a very rare but amazing experience.
My best friend Ben Collyns does the thatching, we work together so he helps with the carpentry and I labour on the thatching. We use water reed and combed wheat, the water reed is hand cut!
More of my designs and creations can be seen on my website www.jonnybriggsjoinery.co.uk.
I could not have achieved a structure that I am proud of without Shelter and Shelter 2, and Builders of the Pacific Coast. They gave me the confidence to experiment, not be tied by conformity and to think.