I work full time as does my Partner, we have family in France and Scotland and we own my partner's grandad's cottage in Brittany, which is quite rustic and also could do with some improvements. My username is from Chateau Rosanbo in Brittany.
When I first came to ebuild, I was talking about buying a barn for conversion, I soon dropped out of that deal as it was going to be too much for me and I didn't like the idea of lowering the ground floor to accomodate the upstairs. That barn was in Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, I think it has now been sold.
I am now buying myself a bigger home that I have always wanted, with room to swing the cat, have a decent size garden, driveway and a big workshop. Whilst keeping the existing small end of terrace house and maybe rent that to university students at some point. I may even sell it once it is improved and move onto another project.
I have made an offer which has been accepted, and will soon own my new house. I will say more about it once the house is mine.
I have no professional building qualifications or experience in building except my own attempts at DIY. But I like the idea of doing as much as I can myself.
NickfromWales, where are you based?
Edited by Rosanbo, 07 March 2016 - 10:35 PM.