Far from the madding crowd
This is an inspirational guide to creating and designing innovative boltholes and refuges. Whether you dream of escaping to a treehouse, yurt, Airstream trailer, beach hut or cabin in the woods – this book covers all the bases. At these petite retreats, life is pared down to the bare but beautiful essentials; you’ll have everything you need but nothing more, so you can relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of your daily existence. Whether you want a creative space or an indulgent escape Homes from Home provides the ideas, advice and decorative know-how for compact living.
There is an enormous pleasure in having a place where you can get away from it all, a small intimate space where you can live out your fantasies or simply indulge a passion. This could be a boat moored on an urban waterway or a wilderness shack miles from anywhere, lost among nature. The appeal of the temporary home is global. Yurts have been transported from their original home in the Mongolian Steppes to country and lakeside locations as campground cabins and weekend boltholes. Age-old Scottish bothies have been transformed from shepherd’s shelters to contemporary lochside retreats.The desire for a bolthole also brings out an inventive streak in many – from a re-purposed lightship to a charmingly re-decorated railway carriage and even a grain silo that has been rendered into a cosy, comfortable weekend home.
The book is divided into two main sections, with a wealth of case studies showing a fantastic selection of individual homes from home. Huts and Hideways includes low-impact buildings, often constructed to blend with their surroundings, made of materials sympathetic to their environment. The second section, Homes to Go, covers mobile or moveable accommodation, providing temporary shelter in various locations.
Homes from Home is a book that will transport you to an enchanting world of freedom and peace; it shows how you can escape to the retreat of your dreams.
Vinny Lee is the Interiors Editor of The Times Magazine, sourcing, styling and writing features about architecture, interior design and lifestyle. She studied at the University of Arts, London, and has travelled extensively for her work. She is the author of 25 books including Cool Pools and Hot Tubs, Mood Indigo, The Essential Guide to Decorating, The Colourful Home and Recycled Spaces, as well as other books on kitchen and bathroom design.
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