Getting there

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After 4 months of hard work it finally feels like it’s starting to come together and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. There’s still a huge amount of work to do, but for the first time it feels manageable. The initial excitement has diminished some what and now everyday has become much the same – get up, eat, work, eat, work, eat, work, sleep. Some days I don’t even leave the courtyard.

We’ve been working on the barn rooms, turning them into double rooms. I partitioned them with two layers of plywood, painted white and with rock wool for a bit of sound insulation. The wooden panelling was cracked and warped, so I took it apart, replaced some of the timber and reassembled it with lots of windows. We also put windows above the doors in the front. For the walls I’m patching up the bigger holes with clay and straw and then lime rendering them.

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