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BillN can you post images from your home sweet home?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Herman, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Hi Bill, me again, hello. Just curious how your home is looking like these days. Is it like paradise? Paturain...dat is pas fijn!
     
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  2. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Herman, house finished - 98% - bits and pieces of decoration and similar still to do

    - now working on the "barns" and out buildings - just completed the first Gite, (bedroom, kitchen/dining/living, bathroom) and now need start work on a second plus a new septic tank and drainage system, (sewage - ugh!), - no mains drainage here- hopefully we can do this in the next month or so; we also need a new concrete floor in one of the barns so we have somewhere good to store our "stuff" - when we rent "the digger" to dig the hole for the septic tank we can "dig out" the dirt floor in the barn and then lay the concrete etc.

    all the major work has been done on the inside of the buildings - but I'll try to dig out a few images of the small Hamlet, (three houses and maybe 8 barns - it was a peasant family farm settlement which is/was built of stone dug out of the surrounding countryside as they planted the vines - it was built by the people who worked the land and the settlement, (like many in rural France), and dates back to pre French revolution - sounds romantic but it was not as I'm sure it was a very hard life - just a pile of old stone buildings

    We live in a very rural environment surrounded by fields of vines and woodland as well as some marshland as we live at the top of a hill and the springs run down into the small river in the valley - all this is great for my latest pre occupation - (bird watching) - that's what happens when you retire - always looking for things to do.

    Gite One - working on one of the Barns - (not a great image(s) - I had other things on my mind)

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    The new log store


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    What will be "the garage"

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    Weather here has been great for the last few days - I hope that it was the same for you


    Best wishes
     
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  3. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Thanks Bill for your reply and pics.
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Yes, thank you Bill - and you, Herman, for spurring Bill on to show us what's going on over there. You're just coming into what should be a glorious spring...and then summer, Bill, so I'm really hoping for continued in situ updates.:friends:
     
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  5. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Awesome! Looking forward to the finished house. When is the house warming party? We can have our first annual SC.com conference there. :)
     
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