4.2 – Suddenly a Ceiling Appears

We visited the building site by ourselves and discovered a ceiling has been added to the basement. We expected concrete supports but not the floor slab to have been poured.

House Update

The basement walls are done, and hopefully we have some wildflowers on the way.

1.4 – Progress Day 5

Watch a short video showing the house progress between days 3 and 5 of the build.

4.0.2 – Happy for Rain

I’m sure few people building a house are pleased to see rain forecast. Rain on building sites tends to mean delays. I’m not hoping for rain, but when I checked the weather forecast and saw a few showery days ahead for Vichy, I smiled.

1.3 – Progress Day 3

Watch a short video showing the house progress between when we found the land and 3 days after building began.

4.0.1 – The Basement is Done

Our meeting with the project manager and bricklayer was longer and more detailed this week. It had been a month since the last meeting, so there was a lot of progress to cover. The walls of the basement are now done, and they have poured the concrete floor. They expect to start the second floor next week.

4.0 – Denied Dessert

Two national train strikes alter our plans and we spent the night in Vichy. Our fourth site meeting and lots of progress to show you.

3.0.2 – Another Visit, Another Strike

Our last house visit plans were thrown into chaos by a national strike. It was a last minute scramble to reschedule and reorganise everything to get there. Now, four weeks on, and another strike is threatening to upset our plans again.

House Update

Designing bathrooms and building walls

3.0.1 – Going Up

A national strike made getting to Vichy complicated, but we made it, and got to see the walls for the first time.