Expat to France - Maison Laurent

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Expat to France - Maison Laurent
Previously overworked stressed and wondering what life was all about...now after nearly 2 years hard work and trauma at last living the dream with my wife Rachel and our dog Bella in rural south west France!
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  • Landscaping the gardens... 4 months ago There's still plenty to do but we are pretty much on target. The gite now has four walls and a new roof  and the windows and doors arrive next week. Tiling starts the week after, then, finally the outside will be rendered and we will be ready to fit the kitchen and bathrooms. By early May our gite...
  • Progress... 7 months ago ...of sorts. New double glazed windows, miles or should we say kilometres of cabling for electrics, pipework for plumbing and reversible heating/air conditioning, along with masses of thick insulation (it gets cold here, too) behind all the new plasterboard walls and ceilings. All these things...
  • You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette... 8 months ago Demolition starts and another mammoth project begins. Eight months of work ahead and things will only get worse before they get better!It all looks oh so familiar and I'm thinking ''Why do we do this to ourselves?''.  Let's wait and see shall we.........it's going to be fabulous!
  • Where to now? 10 months ago Today we completed the sale of Maison Laurent and the purchase of our new house in the village of BREZILHAC. Here is a taste of why we bought it. It's a truly stunning location and after the renovations we think our house, 5 Allée des Pyrenées, will provide the kind of freedom people are seeking...
  • Au revoir! 11 months ago As some of you who have been keeping up to date with our Escape to France will know, we are to close the doors to Maison Laurent and wave goodbye to our final guests on Wednesday 19 October 2016.Our adventure started in 2008 when we decided to renovate this once neglected house and move to France....

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