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Recycling in France – when life deals you lemons, make lemonade!

I didn’t realise that I was starting to turn into a French style recycler until English friends who visited commented on my use of old …

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Buying a Property in France

After all the excitement of searching, you find the house of your dreams in France and its time to go ahead and buy. In France, …

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Renting a home in France

Every expat I meet here has either rented from other expats or bought their home all of which is well covered and to me a …

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Fosse Septique Disaster in Rural France

I was recently asked by a journalist from a UK newspaper about my life in France and she asked me to think of something funny …

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The day we found our dream house in France

It’s a really cold day with a hint of snow in the air, the sort of day when you want to stay in and keep …

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Planning Permission in France

Understanding the rules of planning permission in France can be a tricky business and gaining permission to build or alter a property can be time …

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What is Torchis?

I’ve heard this quite a few times since I came to France.  Although my own home has no torchis or at least none that you can …

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How to make sure you get the right builder or artisan in France

If you plan to have a property built or renovated in France there are certain things that you definitely should do to make sure that …

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Renovate a house in France

When you’re searching for a property to buy in France, the term “property for renovation” can be very vague. It could involve minor decoration and …

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How to search for a property in France

How to Search for a property in France As elsewhere, looking for your perfect French property can be achieved with the help of an Estate …

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