Renovation started in April 2007
We moved all of our belongings into store so that work could begin on demolishing the inside of the old house, take out the staircase, remove the windows and roof ……….
A road was built across the field (at great cost) so that the crane and all the deliveries could be made more easily.
As a picture speaks a thousand words here is our story in photographs
House with no roof but great views!
New Floors go in
All that old wood …. very valuable in these parts
The roof starts to go on
Progress ………………. slow but sure
The boiler room which is to control the underfloor heating and provide enough hot water simultaneously when all bathrooms in use
From the inside ………… looking out – the dream view that this was designed for
The kitchen taking shape
From Cave to bedroom …..
Testing the facilities
Putting back the ancient beam with the date of the building inscribed on it
The most expensive Fosse Septique you can imagine ….
Underfloor Heating Pipes Go In
First snow arrived …..Getting There
Transformation nearly complete …. but not quite
Main Works Completed
Decoration completed and furniture delivered and installed.
Everything Ready for arrival of first guests ……………….
Le Fin ~ The End …………… or is it
October 2008 – The Finishing Touches
The outside of the chalet was in need of the finishing touches of an expert in the ancient art of crepi
Here is the photo story of the final transformation
Scaffold goes back up to commence work again
Doors and Windows are enhanced
Stone Work is Revealed
Slate Porch Roof – speciality of the area