This handbook demonstrates that a dwelling space can be constructed out of haylofts, ancient abbeys, fish stores, stables, warehouses and water towers. Such projects may not be for the fainthearted. Building regulations may present an awkward obstacle to the owner of a martello tower and everyday facilities such as electricity and running water may not come easy in a triumphal arch. The book explores the inventiveness and excitement of 25 unconventional abodes. It also provides solutions for every kind of furnishing problem and inspirational decorating ideas that can transform homes of every size and style.