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.

Transformed – 16.0.1

For almost 3 months, bags of render have been sitting in front of the house, and every visit we have wondered whether it would be done. It had been there for so long that I had given up on it happening until after winter when the weather improves.

Progress Week 45 – 16.1

Watch a short video showing the house progress between week 43 and week 45.

Electricity and Final Concrete Pour – 17.0

The electricity has been turned on and the final layer of concrete has been poured on the floor. The internal floor of the house is at the correct level and we can turn on and off lights.

Progress Week 49 – 17.1

Watch a short video showing the house progress between week 45 and week 49.

Getting the Electricity Connected – 17.1.1

We left for holidays with our electricity connection unresolved. We had signed up with a supplier and were waiting for the electricity network to connect us up. It was supposed to take 8 to 10 days, but two weeks later, we’d had no news.

Road Trip, Stone Masons, and the Log Burner – 17.2

We take a road trip to visit three stone masons and a log burner store. The house is locked up and being kept warm from the recent glacial temperatures by numerous heaters.

Waiting to Warm Up – 18.1.1

We are still waiting for our heating system to arrive. Both the main heating system and the temporary one they were going to install while waiting for the main one have now been delayed.

Expensive Heating – 18.0

The heating system has yet to be installed and temporary heaters are burning through electricity. During the meeting we discover tiles need to be ordered. A rushed trip to the tile shop follows.

Progress Week 52 – 18.1

Watch a short video showing the house progress between week 49 and week 52.

Floor Tiles and Fatigue – 19.0

The tiler has laid most of the floor tiles. We have a less than ideal visit with unexpected painting, furniture, and fatigue.