Progress on Our Barn Conversion

I have been in the barn again all day today – from 7.00am to 4.30 pm when I came in to make our dinner, with just a brief break for lunch. So I am sure you will excuse me for not writing a longer post today.

As you may be aware if you have read my previous posts on our project, we are working very, very slowly (mostly ourselves) on converting an old stone steading (barn) building. It will be a two bedroom property which will be a forever home for myself and my husband.

Most recently, we’ve been working on the bathroom, with a somewhat complicated tiling job around the new bath. We’re getting there with the bathroom, which will be the first room ‘finished’ – in the sense that we’ll be able to use it. One of the next things is laying floorboards upstairs. And the exciting news (for us) is that we now have our reclaimed floorboards for upstairs on site, ready to go in. (Rustic – Douglas fir).

Before we can put the floorboards in, however, there is still quite a lot more clay plastering to do. But we’ve had a helping hand getting another lot of that done today so we are one step further down the road. Doing things ourselves (and often making things more difficult on ourselves by trying to be as sustainable as possible) means that things take time. But I am sure the hard work will be worth it.

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