George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

Including projects from Series 2 and 3, George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces showcases more of George Clarke’s extraordinary small builds from all over the country. He shows how amazingly unexpected small spaces can be adapted into really workable living areas.

Combining the eccentric and the inspirational with practical information directly from the projects’ creators, the book will appeal not only to those dreaming of an unusual get-away – for example in Bertie Blue, the ambulance camper van, a luxury narrowboat or even the BedRoam, a unique converted double-decker coach that doubles as a comfortable mobile hotel – but to everyone who wants to make the most of the space at home or in the garden, such as converting a basement into a casino or digging an underground warren for a children’s play den. Projects range from the modern, pre-fabricated, super-cool Hivehaus that uses hexagon-shaped cells to create a small-space living capsule, to the Cream-Tea Camper that turned ‘Daisy’, a 1987 Volkswagen camper van, and ‘Lu’, a 1960s Thomson Mini-Glen caravan, into a fully-fledged mobile afternoon-tea business.

Two of George’s own projects are also showcased – the fantastic treehouse that opens up to the sky and a garden snug combining a chill-out space, play room and butterfly tunnel.

With stunning photography showcasing projects from Series 2 and 3 and highlighting their most intriguing features as well as advice and style tips, the book features more than 20 previously unpublished home, garden, holiday and work spaces, including George’s Texas road trip, exploring the individual homes created from a variety of materials – for example, the Cathedral of Junk, the Beer Can House and the Locomotive Trailer Ranch.

Published 9th October 2014 (Quadrille, £20).