Wednesday, 26 September 2012
My father and I burnt all the vegetation I'd hacked down last week, just before the rains came. You can see the house from the road now.
I also removed all the oak beams that had been stored in the little house. Had some difficulty with the larger ones on my own, (no help today) I had to devise a little rolling rig type thing to get them out the rear window.
Electricity finally arrived at la Borie on Thursday. I just have to attach an earth and then I can put the kettle on! Had to go back to the UK for a bit of photography work though, I'll be back at la Borie to start work at the beginning of October.
On the Saturday before I left for the UK I bought an old Peugoet 504 pick up truck, I'll collect it on Tuesday/Wednesday when I get back. It looks like something out of 'Life on Mars', should come in handy for work on the house though.
I also removed the wooden cladding that had been on the stairs. It's starting to look better already. Outside and in. Now the electricity is on I should really be able to get stuck in.
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
This is my new house in the Midi Pyrenees in the south of France. I hired two Romanian guys who moved the entire contents of my house in the UK to France. Currently it's stored at my parents place, who fortunately for me, live 10 minutes from my new home to be.
All of the pictures here are of the place as it is now, prior to any work being done.