It seems Miniature.com have drafted in some people from around the globe to do a spot of blogging and kit bashing and I am one of the lucky few. HBS kindly sent me a Denise's City Cottage kit, the one offered for the 22nd Creatin Contest, in exchange for some build-a-long posts. There are a limited number of kits left in stock so if you fancy a challenge, I would order one soon.
I'm thrilled to be taking part, in the build that is, not the contest. Obviously the contest is reserved for those who have purchased the kit and rightly so. I intend to continue with the large room box, (which I have named The Mill, so I can keep track of which build I'm talking about), and the City Cottage kit which I've named Fenton Lodge.
So first off, Fenton Lodge arrived in one piece, which is a bonus. There are two types of parcel that arrive from abroad - those that are well packaged and those that are damaged. I'm happy to say mine was the former. The instructions are easy enough to follow and the kit was dry fit within an hour. I don't know if I should divulge that I'm pretty good at constructing IKEA furniture so I may be batting with an advantage. I intend to keep the build within the 20 x 20" base and I won't be adding any height to it. The inspiration for Fenton Lodge comes from watching Tiny House Nation, which has recently aired here in the UK. Small living spaces...I think that's pretty apt, don't you?
So a few of my inspiration photos from the net -
I won't be copying these tiny houses outright, just taking elements from them. A few bloggers have said the same thing about the Denise's City Cottage kit; that it looks modern. I think the curved roof lends itself to modern style. Asymmetric roofs are often a design feature of contemporary architecture.
Multifunction areas and dual purpose furniture are a must too.
This is going to be fun