The Derbyshire Longhouse featured on Grand Designs

“Mike and Sarah set out to build a 21st-century version of a historic Derbyshire longhouse. Enormous, corrugated and with a highly complex roof shape, it’s not going to be an easy build.” Grand Designs 

A “long-harboured ambition” of Mike and Sarah is to live and work on a “sustainable smallholding, with a view to self-sufficiency”.

With parents already in their mid to late 80s, Mike and Sarah felt a huge responsibility for their welfare and care. Their sustainable approach to multi-generational living that enhances everyone’s physical and mental well-being was a crucial driver in the success of this project.


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