House Renovation – Floors everywhere and a new entry door

Since the last time I posted about our house renovation project, there have been a few things my parents progressed with. We have now floors on all levels! (insert clapping and sounds of cheers here) It’s been a long time coming, as it’s a lot of work and needed a lot of coordination such as…

House Renovation – Floor, windows and wall

I know, I know. I just posted an update about our house renovation progress (all about getting new beams and what to do with the original ones). But as I have been in the south of France for longer than usual, there is more that has happened in the house that I’d like to document…

House Renovation – New Beams

I spontaneously decided to fly to the south of France for a couple of weeks before our big travels. It wasn’t necessarily to work on our house and continue with the renovations, but more a mix of helping in my parents’ garden cause it still needs a lot of work, to go to the beach…

House renovation – floors, walls and lots of planning

Last week we continued our adventure of renovating our house in the south of France. Not to worry, there hasn’t been a standstill since last time we were there – my parents have done A LOT! As we’re going on another adventure in a few months, there was a lot of planning this time around.…

Sunday musings on house prices in London

It’s become a little tradition that on Sundays, my husband and I go to our nearby park, get a cup of coffee and go for a walk. We talk about various things, do a bit of people and dog watching and generally just enjoy the fresh air. One of today’s musings was about house prices…

House renovation – more cement floor and plastering walls

It has been quite a while since I shared an update of our house renovations. The last time I wrote about what we got up to we started with the cement floor in the cellar. Since then, my parents have removed an asbestos pipe and put in a new waste water pipe, removed a concrete…

House Renovation – Making a Cement Floor

I think the video below says it all really. Two days of work trimmed down to four minutes. “If only it were so quick” my mum would say. To summarise: Level the floor a tiny bit more Lay the pipe for nature’s activities Distribute the gravel over some plastic sheet and reinforcement Mix the cement…

House Renovation: Stripped to the bones

The last update I wrote about our house renovation in the south of France was when we finished building a wall. In the meantime, with the help of our globe-trotting family, that wall has reached many more floors and is in fact done. On top of that, they managed to empty the entire house of…