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Why the green future is sky high: see the new homes with rooftop

Award-winning garden designers and landscape architects are being involved in the planning of London's new homes developments from the start, creating gardens as well as allotments, both on high as well as at ground level, where residents can flex their green fingers.

How to build a design classic: Leading craftsmen construct five

Do-it-yourself and creative excellence needn’t always be mutually exclusive. As Thomas Bärnthaler reveals in his new book, it’s amazing what you can do with a few tools, some DIY skills and the world’s finest designers issuing the instructions

How to grow vegetables in the smallest of plots

Growing veg and other edibles might seem like an impossible dream for those without the luxury of a garden or allotment. But with a little imagination, one can make even the tightest of spaces pay

Rugby World Cup: two rugby legends go head to head on airbnb

Two rugby legends have listed their properties on airbnb this month to give fans the ultimate World Cup experience - while raising money for worthwhile causes in the process. Take a tour and decide who will be the host with the most in this international face-off...

Take a tour of Britain's most unusual homes - Gothic castles,

Marvel at Britain's most unconventional property conversions, from a former Cold War bunker to an 18-bedroom castle that served as refuge for fleeing nuns during the French Revolution. There's even a fairytale period cottage that would be just right for Goldilocks...

Taggs Island, Hampton

A two-storey houseboat, this property is located near Hampton Court Palace. The two-bedroom home features decked terraces and a separate garden studio.

Lancing, West Sussex

This three-bedroom detached home has a sun terrace that provides sea views across Lancing's coastline towards both Brighton and Worthing.