SPA was invited to visit the derelict barn on a winter's afternoon. This involved a walk of 808m as the gravel lane was completely overgrown. The barn's roof had collapsed and without attention the remainder would shortly follow. What SPA was grabbed by was John and Wendy's enthusiasm! Without their unstinting efforts and energy the project would not have happened. SPA assisted with the architecture and supported through the "self-build" process down to sourcing individual tradesmen. It was far from the "traditional contract approach". The photographs speak a thousand words has never been so true. This project won The Daily Telegraph Home Building and Renovating Awards 201 0 and has featured in countless glossy magazines.