You can’t miss the Belle Grove farmhouse (aka Dragon House) on site. If you consider this a tad quixotic, how about the story of Jo & Nick’s other self-build, an equally mad place in Arusha, Tanzania as told in African Approaches: Roads to a Far-Off Place pub.2012.
We’re often asked about the genesis of Belle Grove. How come the farmhouse has a denizen dragon? How did the beguiling barns come about? Having one successful book under her belt (African Approaches), Jo decided to write it all down …