Seven original Australian beach houses gently restored, each brilliantly inspirational. Intensely visual, effortless, sustainable and beautifully crafted interiors, all varied examples of simple living and past connections. Owners that have embraced both the imperfections and quirkiness of the original buildings, and created cool and highly individual homes. From a cottage on the wild Tasmania coastline to a little black shack chasing the breathtaking Pacific horizon – the ocean has more than influenced the style of all seven homes. With a narrative in the form of letters from the homeowners, each tell a very personal story of their homes. The stories are warm, rich and wonderful with their surprising design ideas shared and essential directory of resources revealed. Welcome to The Originals, a book that will inspire readers to nurture their own distinctive style, break away from expectations and create a home like none other.