It was a few years after moving to France when we started looking for land to build a house in France. Now, the house is a home and we are settled.
This was our space to record that process (for ourselves) and to share it with friends and family across the world.
Tomorrow we start – -0.0.2
Assumptions about what to expect occupy my mind. Tomorrow we look for land in our chosen area.
Anxious Beginnings – -0.0.1
We return to the estate agents to see the plots. It has been a month since we made the appointment.
A Change of Pace – 0.0.1
It took about 18 months to buy the plot of land where we will build our house.
A Kick-Start – 0.0.2
When it begins, it really begins.
Building a home in Allier, France – 0.0
We have bought land in France and are about to build a home.
Massive hole dug on our beautiful plot – 1.0
We are off to Vichy today to see the tile and bathroom fittings people and for our first to the land since we bought it.
Tiles, Toilets, and Taps – 1.0.2
So many things to choose.
First meeting on site – 1.1
We have our first regular meeting with the project manager on the land.
At First Sight – 1.1.1
My first thoughts on seeing the land now the building work has started.
Are French snakes dangerous? – 1.2
We visit Moulins to pick doors, windows, and fittings for the house. Graham encounters a snake on the building site.