In a special edition of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, the architect follows his friend, eco-designer Max McMurdo, as he works on his own project. Having sold his house, he plans to use the £50,000 profit to build a custom-designed floating home in a 40ft shipping container, mooring it in a local marina and beginning a new life on the water. As well as following Max's progress, George gets a taste for the lifestyle, visiting a cutting-edge wraparound glass house near Canary Wharf in London's Docklands and travelling to Denmark, a nation responsible for some of the most ingenious floating homes in Europe.
George Clarke discovers what is really happening in the Great British shed with the Shed of the Year competition - from an intricate shell grotto inside a war bunker to a disco shed that plays the biggest festivals in the country. There's also a Dad's Army enthusiast who's built an entire museum full of memorabilia and a man who's converted his shed into a 1970s amusement arcade. George travels the length and breadth of the British Isles with his Amazing Spaces team of master craftsman Will Hardie, designer Max McMurdo and architect Laura Jane Clarke. At the end of the series the very best design will be crowned Shed of the Year.
It's the highlight in every shed owner's calendar. From hundreds of entries, just 32 have made it onto the shortlist for the Shed of the Year 2016.
The architect looks back at some of the best and most eccentric shed builds he has witnessed over the past few years. From a giant green tea pot to a shed that motors along Britain's rivers, George rediscovers the extraordinary things people have created from the humble garden structure. There's a shed built from old wine bottles and another constructed in an Essex garden to replicate a Japanese tea house.
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making a few of his own. In series 6 George looks back over some of his favourite projects from across five series of Amazing Spaces.
George returns for a Christmas special, visiting Christmas-themed builds including a gingerbread house, an underground grotto decorated with over four and a half million shells, and a beach hut advent calendar where every day a festive space opens its doors to the public.
George Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into the most incredible places to live, work and play. He even tries making one of his own. For many the dream of having a bolt hole or a place to escape from their hectic lives can seem unobtainable. Architect George Clarke shows how such big dreams can be achieved in small and affordable places.