Grand Designs, Booty home.

AAF

War Hero
#1
When he lost three limbs in Afghanistan, Jon's life changed forever. Now he wants to build a house that allows him to live independently. The design is cutting edge, but the budget spirals.
Marine captain Jon's life changed forever when he stepped on a landmine. Before his injuries, home for Jon had meant a crooked chocolate-box Devon cottage. After countless viewings of uninspiring specialist dwellings and awkward conversions, they realised that the only way to get a house that would enable Jon to live independently was to build it themselves.
The design boasts sleek glass walls, open-plan spaces and a dramatic wing-like roof. Crucially the design concept is for there to be no noticeable adaptations due to Jon's disabilities.
Despite his lack of experience, Jon decides to project manage and calls on the support of a number of military charities for this hugely ambitious project.
The pressure to finish on time increases when Becky discovers she is pregnant.

2100 Channel 4. tonight.
 
#5
I always enjoy Grand Designs, and did this episode.

But that Jon - what an inspiration to other limbless servicemen! It was also fascinating to see him setting his legs to 'drive mode' with a zapper and also talking/explaining about the other prosthetics and there uses/limitations! He also uses a climbing wall and kayaks........... (not at the same time!)

BZ Royal!



PS - cracking house too!!
 

exJenny

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#6
Just catching up on this. 5 mins into it... What a guy?!!


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#7
An excellent programme made especially interesting as it was about Royal who displayed the human spirit at it's very best.


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Ninja_Stoker

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#8
Inspirational.

Whilst I seriously envy anyone that ends-up with a house as beautiful as that, I'll happily live my tent (knitted from belly-button fluff) if it means everyone as equally deserving, gets one the same as that.

A salute from me.
 

exJenny

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#9
Top episode. Really was a case of 2 fingers to some of the pretentious idiots they've had on before. BZ Royal!!


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