The Monocle Book of Homes is a guide to exceptional residences – with a few tips on how to make the most of your own living space thrown in for good measure. Join us on a tour of 20 inspiring properties from a converted cottage on an Australian island to a contemporary bolthole in the middle of Jakarta – via Mexico, Finland, Lebanon and more. We also delve into the community-driven urban developments and neighbourhoods that we think are worth more than just a wander and discover the benefits of adding a touch of greenery – whether a fully-fledged vegetable patch or simple potted plant. This is a book for anyone who cares about where they lay their head and hang their hat. Go on, make yourself at home.