It was last years family project and we all chipped in to build it. We'd never done anything like it before and I'd never built anything like it - just got a lot of info from the internet (and I did a bricklaying course for 4 days). We're planning on building a house so this was the first little tester to see how we'd all get on mucking in. It's currently being used for storage but I'm sure it'll end up being something else when we progress with the build. I'm planning to put some electrics in it and it's already partially insulated. We still have some paving to put down and a few other bits to finish but it's pretty much there.
Just go what a family of DIY-ERS can achieve if they set their minds to it!
Everything was built by hand. It has a proper foundation, concrete slab, dwarf brick walls, timber framed, insulated and clad, clay roof tiles and 100 year old windows from an old manor house. We still have some Yorkstone flags to lay, along with making a log store off to one side. We want to make it appear like a quaint little house at the bottom of the garden.