PLOT 2: THE PANGOLIN HOUSE
NAME: LYNN, 65
STARTED: APRIL 2017
FINISHED: NOVEMBER 2018
BUILD ESTIMATE: £275K-£300K
FINAL BUILD COST: £400K
Lynn is a retired Design Technology teacher but is not quite ready to put her feet up. She has boldly chosen to ‘build a home before somebody puts her in one’. She currently lives in a 250-year-old cottage on the same street as Terry and Olwen (Plot 1).
In contrast to her current house, her new home will be spacious and modern with an open plan ground level and polished concrete floor. Upstairs the two bedrooms will be cantilevered out over the front of the building with an Oast-house inspired roundel protruding from the roof.
It is a bold design for someone with no building experience, but Lynn is not easily deterred and has decided not to only project manage but also to do as much of the work as possible herself. However, trouble arises when there’s a fall-out with her neighbours and a structural disaster puts her in a financial and emotional downspin.