Grand Designs' Kevin McCloud meets Spanish architect Jaime and his wife Mimi as they embark on a mission to convert a Grade II listed folly into a family home
Presenter Kevin McCloud is feeling cynical as this latest series kicks off with an ambitious build in Buckinghamshire.
Young couple Jaime and Mimi spent £100,000 on a 250-year-old folly that used to house a gentleman’s fossil collection.
It’s a total ruin, tiny and has no planning permission and the couple have one young child and another on the way – so you can understand why Kevin is a little bit negative!
In some ways, he’s right – the build pushes the family almost to breaking point.
But Kevin also underestimates architect Jaime’s unfailing optimism and determination to be king of his very own mini-castle.