Unfortunately the photos from this old post have been lost It’s amazing, we have just had 3 full days of sunshine! We are not talking about just a bit of clear sky every now and then, we are talking about three whole, entire days of sunshine, from sunrise to sundown. A German friend noted on… Read More


Over the last few weeks we have made great progress with our house building project. We finished putting up all the rafters by ourselves which was very satisfying. After that came the job of applying the ventilation membrane, a modern version of roofing felt. We were luck enough to have help for this job as himself doesn’t do heights so… Read More


I know that I have mentioned a few times that we are building a home for ourselves. Usually in Ireland when someone self-builds it either means hiring a contractor to organise the job and supply all the labour or hiring all the builders, carpenters, roofers etc yourself. Well, we don’t usually do things the “normal”… Read More


I thought that it was worth posting this information on behalf of a group called CUBE (Campaign to Use Buildings that are Empty) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Carbery Housing Association was set… Read More