11.0.1 – Model versus Reality

From the beginning Graham has maintained a detailed model of the house. With the build underway, we learn just how accurate the model has been.

11.0 – Gathering Walnuts

The plumber introduces more problems for our bathroom and we gather our first bag of walnuts.

10.2 – Measure Everything

After an anxious meeting, we return to the house during the weekend to better measure and track what is happening. We find problems, fixes, and encounter our first snake in the garden.

10.2.1 – Catching Up

Our next site visit is rapidly approaching, and I’ve barely had time to catch my breath after the last one. Things are moving quickly, and combined with a busy work schedule, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

10.1 – Progress Week 32

Watch a short video showing the house progress between week 30 and week 32.

10.0 – Cables Everywhere

There are tubes stretched across every room, doorway, and open space. The electrics are going in and causing Graham concern.

9.1 – Progress Week 30

Watch a short video showing the house progress between week 28 and week 30.

9.0.2 – Learning about Log Burners

We plan on putting a wood-burning stove in our living area, but looking into their installation requirements has made us question some of our design choices.

9.0.1 – Back to Work

Welcome to September. I’ve come to recognise this period of the year, from September when everyone gets back from their summer holidays until Christmas, as a very productive time in France. Work has picked up again and we are back to a regular schedule of site meetings.

9.0 – No Exposed Wires

The French summer holidays are over and work has resumed. All the internal walls are in place. Internal insulation is going in and the electrics are being brought on site.