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My Good Life in France in pursuit of the rural dream house!

When I first set eyes on the run down, neglected and frankly horrible house I now call home, I never ever imagined that so many …

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Renovating in France Planning Permission Requirements

Whether or not you need planning permission for your renovation in France depends on what you are going to do. Applying for Planning permits in …

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Old French house renovation | The Gym

I bought a wreck of a farm house in France. Dirt floors, corrugated iron doors, holes in the roof, rising damp, descending damp… you name …

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Renovation in France: Hall of the old French farmhouse

When I bought the old French farmhouse it wasn’t the hall that sold it to me that’s for sure! A horrible dark, damp and smelly …

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The Pig Shed becomes a posh spa

After the external structural work was begun (roof tiles rain down) and the rebuilding was finished (a phoenix arises from the rubble) – it was …

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Property Eco Loans in France

The éco-prêt à taux zéro is an interest-free loan of up to €30,000 to improve the energy efficiency of your property. The French Government has …

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Renovating in France | A phoenix emerges from the rubble

Having removed the roof from the old pig shed (and survived being knocked out by a roof  tile dropped on my head) – we now had …

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Renovating in France | Roof tiles rain down from the sky

We (that is me and the Other Half) decided that we would get the structural work done on this old French house before we did …

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Buying new build property in France via a developer or builder

New build properties are particularly popular with French buyers – probably because it can be cheaper than buying an old property and updating it to …

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My French Home Renovation reminiscences!

My French home renovation reminiscences – as renovation continues unabated on this old farm house in Pas-de-Calais, northern France, I was remembering how it was …

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