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    mysty2
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    We started this house today, just clearing the land to get access to the house. The renovation work starts properly tomorrow, house will be ready for sale end of January. Its got a couple of structural issues as you might notice on the pictures, that’s nothing compared to the back of the house. The farmhouse is in a really good position in the country side but only minutes from a nice town, café restaurant a minutes drive. It was very cheap lots of change from 20.000 euros. This will be restored on a very low budget as we are re using most of the original materials.
    Its been empty for years and was covered in bamboo which the digger pulled out today. I will post pics as the work happens and give you an accurate costing.

    A few hours work with the mini digger


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    thomas16
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    Very pretty Mysty, and I just love the acros. Take your hard hat, and bonne chance. :smile:


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    typhoo
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    OMG!! :shock: Hope the weather’s kind to you……………


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    icey
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    Okay for some sitting on their butt on a digger, :razz: I had to fill and push the wheel barrow and move a pallet a of grey brick which is why I am not cooking tonight :lol:


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    hyacinthbucket
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    You’re insane, or a brave visionary….or you “smoke da herb, bro” :shock: I know you’ll pull it off, you always do, but blimey Mysty that’s a heck of a renovation. I can’t wait to follow the updates on this thread.


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    mysty2
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    Got into trouble from the photographer she says this is a nicer picture without the digger :smile:


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    thomas16
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    OK …I’ll ask the favourite Homes under the Hammer question….what’s yer budget?

    Take off roof,
    rebuild walls, put new roof on,
    electric, plumbing,
    bathrooms,
    kitchen,
    woodstove,
    fosse
    tart up inside

    20K/30K? (if in Derbyshire…the answer would be 8/10 K ;-( )


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    hyacinthbucket
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    Oh yeah, she’s right, it makes all the difference without the digger :lol::lol:


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    sheldonrobbo
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    At least theres nowt wrong with the roof, unless it’s rusted :lol:

    Sheldon


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    mysty2
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    OK …I’ll ask the favourite Homes under the Hammer question….what’s yer budget?

    Take off roof,
    rebuild walls, put new roof on,
    electric, plumbing,
    bathrooms,
    kitchen,
    woodstove,
    fosse
    tart up inside

    20K/30K? (if in Derbyshire…the answer would be 8/10 K ;-( )

    To be honest I have not done a costing I never do. It will be between 15/20k max as long as there are no surprises.


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    tomdenne
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    :grin: Great thread that I’m going to follow with much interest throughout the coming months. Good luck. On the second picture there appear to be some steps. Where do they lead?

    Tom


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    dandaz
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    it needs a british caravan parked in the garden…

    Bon courage ,I can smell a profit… :mrgreen:


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    Sylvia
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    Looks better already! You can really do all that in 3 months? I’m so jealous!
    You should do a time-lapse video! I’ll be glued to this thread to follow progress… rooting for you :smile:


    Freelance journalist. Life's a pitch.

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    Tricia
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    It’s in a lovely setting – should look good when finished.


    Tricia

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    chris-le-bricoleur
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    @ keymaster Char: Make this a STICKY svp!

    @ mysty2:
    A well-proportioned lovely house.
    If I would do it it wouldn’t take three months but three years!
    What worries me is the situation above and around the left window, your pic. 4.


    Christian - bricoleur par passion, pas par necessité http://www.klussen-in-frankrijk.eu/

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