Inside Out (Australia)
Who lives here: Sarah Harris, a freelance graphic designer who works with lifestyle and homeware brands, and Ben Harris, a former carpenter, now a helicopter pilot, and their Maltese shih tzu, Babe.
Style of home: A renovated Edwardian semi with a two-storey extension. Plans took 12 months in council before a six-month build. Sarah and Ben spent just under $$$$ $400k. They saved money by providing a draftsperson with detailed drawings, negating the need for an architect, while Ben did a lot of the building work himself.