Trying to find a way forward, we met Jonathan Bridge, who is a chartered civil engineer living on South Uist. Jonathan is a meticulous man, with huge technical knowledge - and he was ready to take on the challenge of turning our dream into a reality.
Having a vision for “a house” is one thing, but what it actually becomes is often quite another! It is very easy to put up a square, boring box - even with contemporary twists, it’s still a box! Of course, boxes are relatively cheap to design and to build - usually they come as kits. And building a house on an island is not the same as on the mainland - materials have to cross the sea, and labour and skills are in very short supply. So, the easier the better - right?