'Bostin Betty' - The Birmingham Beach and Bathing Machine (still searching for a sea view!)Betty is my garden office from where we run the Big Holiday House website and is named in honour of HMTQ in her diamond jubilee year. Inside, apart from all the usual office stuff, she has a day bed for essential afternoon naps, which converts into a double bed for working late with colleagues (Farmer Dave!) There is a wood burner with oven for making drinks and hot snackettes to keep the working day running smoothly.
Bostin Betty was designed by me and built by me and Farmer Dave. She has large cast iron wheels on a steel chassis with a timber frame. The shed part is a Keops Cottage log cabin with a canopy. It is fully insulated in the roof and floor and has double glazing so very cosy all year round. Building Betty has been a labour of love and we've had a lot of laughs and much help and advice along the way. Special thanks go to Richard, Sybille and Fiona at Keops, Uncle Mike for all the special tat, and my lovely family and good friends for their support (that's my oscar bit done!)