The BEST Episodes of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019
Network: Channel 4
For many the dream of having a bolt hole or a place to escape from their hectic lives can seem unobtainable. Architect George Clarke shows how such big dreams can be achieved in small and affordable places. George delves into the extraordinary world of small builds to meet the highly creative people who are taking tiny, unpromising spaces and creating the most incredible places to live and work and play. There are homes made out of shipping containers, horseboxes, and old buses. Others are building tiny huts or incredible treehouses in the middle of the woods.
#1 - George Clarke's Amazing Treehouses
Season 6 - Episode 10
In this compilation series, George Clarke looks back over some of his favourite projects from across five series of Amazing Spaces, starting with George Clarke's Amazing Treehouses. There's the farmer building a caravan-inspired treehouse in the highlands of Scotland; a mirror-clad cube in Sweden; and a UFO construction nestled amongst the branches. There is also a trip to Tuscany and George's own star gazing treehouse in Kielder National Park, Northumberland.
#2 - Glass Lodge & Doggie Campervan
Season 6 - Episode 7
George meets a Dorset couple building a room with great views over Chesil Beach. There's also a doggie campervan, and a remote lodge made almost entirely of glass in New Zealand.
#3 - Amazing Spaces Snow and Ice Special
Season 7 - Episode 9
George and Will Hardie head for Norway, a country with some of the harshest weather on Earth, visiting ingenious builds including a snow hotel, an epic mountain home and a geodesic aluminium dome
#4 - Floating Homes
Season 5 - Episode 9
In a special edition of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, the architect follows his friend, eco-designer Max McMurdo, as he works on his own project. Having sold his house, he plans to use the £50,000 profit to build a custom-designed floating home in a 40ft shipping container, mooring it in a local marina and beginning a new life on the water. As well as following Max's progress, George gets a taste for the lifestyle, visiting a cutting-edge wraparound glass house near Canary Wharf in London's Docklands and travelling to Denmark, a nation responsible for some of the most ingenious floating homes in Europe.
#5 - WWII Special
Season 6 - Episode 9
In this special episode of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, George and Will Hardie meet the daughter of a survivor of a World War II Japanese prisoner of war camp who has uncovered a remarkable secret. Jan Fursier has discovered in one of her father Reg's wartime diaries an immaculately illustrated guide to building a 1930s caravan, painstakingly created by her dad while held in captivity. Jan wants George and Will's help to bring the caravan to life. As they delve deeper and learn more about Reg, they uncover an incredible story of survival and resilience under terrible circumstances, and of a secret undercover POW university where officers gave illicit lectures, covering everything from the sciences to the best restaurants in London. Once the caravan is completed, George and Will invite Jan for an emotional reunion in the same Welsh national park where her father took the family on holidays after the war.
#6 - Campervan, Aquarium and Floating Egg
Season 2 - Episode 1
In the first episode of the new series, George meets a couple planning to transform a tiny 60s ambulance into a campervan where the family of six can cook, eat and sleep. He also meets an artist who has commissioned an incredible giant wooden floating egg to use as a work/ living space. George also discovers a novel way of turning a suburban basement in Nottingham into a 4800-gallon aquarium. And George and William find the perfect location for an incredible country retreat.
#7 - Silver Streak & Writing Den
Season 8 - Episode 2
In Cornwall, Rebecca and Damian are trading in their house for an American trailer known as a Silver Streak. And in Torquay, George meets inspirational ex-cabbie Caroline.
#8 - Old Railway Carriage and Private Jet
Season 4 - Episode 1
George meets a man who bought the wreck of a £20 million private jet for just £4000 and plans to transform it into the ultimate crash pad. There's a gypsy tattoo artist who swapped his truck for an old railway carriage, which he hopes to turn into a home for only £7000. George plans a woodland retreat for less than the price of a family holiday and visits a breathtaking property in Italy.
#9 - Double Decker Retreat and Boat Hotel
Season 2 - Episode 3
George meets a carpenter hoping to turn a double-decker bus into a holiday retreat, a couple who have quit their jobs and thrown their life savings into designing a boat hotel, and a house in Oxford made of mud and straw. And George and William's tree house dream now includes an alfresco camping deck made out of a giant motorway drainage pipe.
#10 - Basement Casino, Shop and East End Conversion
Season 3 - Episode 4
George meets a Manchester couple who discovered a hidden basement in their new home and decided to spend their nest egg turning it into an underground casino. He also meets a woman building her own shop for £5000. In Texas, George visits a tiny home made entirely from salvaged materials and a caravan buried deep underground in case the apocalypse arrives. And an East End garden conversion leaves George green with envy.
#11 - Helicopter & Rare Campervan
Season 6 - Episode 6
In Lincolnshire, a couple are adding a dance floor to a rare campervan, while a small Stirlingshire business converts a Sea King helicopter into luxury overnight accommodation
#12 - Barge, Container and Caravan
Season 1 - Episode 6
George visits a canal boat that's been revamped as the ultimate bachelor pad as he prepares to unveil his deluxe family caravan. Having bought a 1970s caravan for just £300, George and his team have spent months turning it into an extraordinary holiday home for him and his family, including a bespoke kitchen, a wood burning stove, innovative bedrooms as well as a beautiful deck that will enable him and his family to take in the most breathtaking views. And George meets a man whose simple plan of converting a shipping container into a garden office proved anything but.
#13 - Made of Scrap
Season 5 - Episode 7
George meets a couple so desperate to get onto the housing ladder that they're making their own home out of scrap. And there's drama in the workshop with the beach hut project.
#14 - Rare Caravan & a Dog House Conversion
Season 6 - Episode 4
George meets Ali and Rich, who hope to salvage one of the rarest caravans made. And in Devon, Nick wants to build a garden studio for his mother-in-law out of a dog house.
#15 - Beach Hut, Showman's Carriage and War Vehicle
Season 1 - Episode 5
George meets a man who drunkenly bought a 1920s showman's carriage on eBay, but quickly sobered up when he saw the poor condition it was in. He visits a holiday home built from an old World War II vehicle and follows the build of Britain's most landlocked beach hut, based in Birmingham. And George faces a major setback with his own project to create an ultra-modern holiday home out of a 1970s caravan, when he discovers the windows he's ordered are actually meant for a boat.
#16 - Narrow Boat, Cream Tea Campervan and 50s Trailer
Season 3 - Episode 6
George meets two brothers who can't afford to get on the property ladder and plan to transform a fire-damaged narrow boat into a luxury bachelor pad. George also meets a police officer from Somerset who wants to convert an old campervan and caravan into a mobile cream-tea business. And in Texas, George and Will discover an extraordinary 1950s trailer on the edge of the desert.
#17 - The Garden Tailor and a Cabin in the Sky
Season 7 - Episode 8
A London tailor hopes to fashion a work studio in his garden - creating a space where he'll be proud to welcome his clients, while in Bristol, an enterprising team are building a cabin in a crane 150 feet off the ground, to raise money for Friends of the Earth. In Japan, George visits a capsule hotel in central Tokyo and a sleep pod measuring only two metres deep and one metre wide. Last in the series.
#18 - Festival Campervan and Floating Beach Hut
Season 5 - Episode 8
George and Will's floating beach hut goes to sea. There's also a festival campervan made from an American school bus and a family home in Germany built in an old grain silo.
#19 - UFO House and Floating Pool
Season 4 - Episode 2
George meets a man trying to build a UFO-styled house; a woman making a garden room using material including earth, straw and human hair; and visits a floating swimming pool in Italy
#20 - Fire Engine and Pony Trailer
Season 4 - Episode 8
A 70s fire engine is transformed into a mobile shop. Can a dilapidated pony trailer be made into a holiday retreat? And George and Will reveal their wilderness cabin in all its glory.
#21 - George's Garden Build Unveiled
Season 3 - Episode 7
In the last episode of the series George's garden build is finally revealed and it's time to see if he's transformed his unloved narrow strip of back garden into a magical and creative family space. In Cambridgeshire, he meets a DIY perfectionist, who's hoping to create the smallest ever campervan for him and his two boys. And in Somerset, he meets a man with a plan for a cheese van.
#22 - Mobile Cinema, Caravan and Shipping Container
Season 2 - Episode 7
George catches up with designer Max McMurdo, who is making a classroom out of two rusting shipping containers. George visits a prototype for a mini home that includes a living area, bathroom with shower, kitchen, double bed and storage space, and is so small it can be driven on the back of the truck. In Somerset, George meets a couple who have turned a vintage vehicle into a mobile cinema business. And there's also a garden office and a beauty emporium run from a rare 1947 caravan.
#23 - George's Tree House and Garden Shed Pub
Season 2 - Episode 8
George prepares to unveil his own small-space project, an ambitious, accessible, multi-functional tree house within the Calvert Trust, an outward bound activities centre for families with disabilities, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Kielder Water & Forest park. George meets a couple with big plans to build a theatre in a 1970s caravan. A 19th century shepherd's hut undergoes restoration using super-sized Victorian steam powered machinery. And George meets the man who doesn't have to go far for a pint, as he's built an entire pub in his garden shed.
#24 - Amazing Christmas Spaces
Season 2 - Episode 9
In this festive special, George visits an incredible man-made stalactite crystal grotto in Surrey and meets a small spaces enthusiast who has rebuilt and renovated a Victorian flatpack tin chapel in Shropshire to create a magical holiday home. George catches up with carpenter Adam, who created a double-decker bus holiday home on the Brighton coastline, with Jay and Jonathan at their ambulance-turned-campervan in Norfolk, and Barry at his hexagonal home in Lancashire. Meanwhile, it's Christmas in the tree house with Rew from the Land Rover cocktail bar helping to get the celebrations started.
#25 - George Clarke's Amazing Caravans & Campervans
Season 6 - Episode 11
George looks back over some favourite treehouses from Scotland to Sweden and Tuscany to Northumberland