Tuesday, 11 September 2012

My Wee Maison, so far so good.

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.
 I will post photos as the work progresses, this may be some time as the entire budget I have left after the purchase of the wee maison is £5000. I have already sold most of my possesions that were worth anything. I'm not a wealthy man, this is not a holiday home it is my home.
 I intend to do all of the work myself with help from friends who have kindly offered their services in return for free holidays.
 There is a lot to do. I don't have electricity or a water supply. Trying to arrange for the temporary electricity supply (compteur de chantier ) to enable me to do the work. Proving difficult with my French (lack of). A neighbour has offered to let me use their water until the source is connected some time in October.
 I don't parle le fracais beucoup. Hopefully this will improve as time goes on. But at the moment my French needs about as much work as my house.

 The little slit window on the ground floor was blocked up, one of the first things I did was unblock it, as you can see from the two photos. So far so good. I'll let you know what happens next, it's actually very exciting for me. even the window thing!

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