Did you watch Grand Designs this week? While I really enjoy the show, I mostly find it all just a bit too ‘grand’. Not so with this weeks episode, featuring the small but very clever home of Indi and Rebecca on the Isle of Skye.
Kevin paraphrases Indi at the end of the episode with “Better to have a little of something really precious , than to have a lot of mediocrity.”
This was the guiding principle for the couples build. With a limited budget, they decided that small and good was better than big and brazen. Being artists, they also had an eye for encompassing the natural beauty of their surroundings.
Building on an island had its own limitations, too – everything had to be ‘imported’.
The episode is available to view on ABC iView here: http://www.abc.net.au/iview/#/view/41018. You can also find it on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcz1bllLWJg (warning, it may throw up a second window that plays a music video – if it does, just close the second window).
More information on the project can be found here: