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We couldn't interest Kevin McCloud in our barn conversion, so we went one better, a blog. You can follow our progress as we turn what was the kitchen of a medieval grange in south Devon into a home for a family of four. I will attempt to answer any questions, so write away!

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Down the hill, along the lane...

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Where are we now? The main roof trusses are going on over the kitchen area. The sewage packet treatment plant has arrived and we are expecting the next bill from the builders. We've got to be out of rented in a few months' time and then it's the paddock for us. Looking forward to it, as long as the weather is as good as last year. The party went really well, thanks to H's great soup and my beer. The sun shone and we were able to walk over the hill to the barns and back again with Mia and Marnie tempted along the way with smarties. Thanks Georgia and Hattie! The weather is the only bugbear at the moment but the builders seem to take it in their stride. I gues it goes with the territory. We'll envy them in the summer...
29th Mar 2006, 21:26   comments (1)

Party in the rear garden/junkyard

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29th Mar 2006, 21:21   comments (0)

West end girls

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29th Mar 2006, 21:16   comments (0)

Marnie in the 'kitchen'

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Thanks to everyone for the nice comments! The light is flooding in through the roof, recently removed. Shame we can't have a glass roof when it's put back on.
10th Feb 2006, 15:14   comments (5)

Looking east, to the rising sun. And some more rubble and a fence

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10th Feb 2006, 15:13   comments (0)

Close-up of the piggery roof

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10th Feb 2006, 15:12   comments (0)

Inside the piggery - soon to be a kitchen - newly bereft of roof

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Another view of the kitchen with the newly-made doorway from the main barn. This used to be a piggery, complete with stone walls, pens and troughs. The walls were limewashed to kill the bugs.
10th Feb 2006, 15:11   comments (0)

Roof of piggery disappears

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Three weeks into the build. The floor has been levelled, the foundations mostly done, part of the roof is off and the trench-lines for waste pipes have been agreed.
10th Feb 2006, 15:10   comments (0)