A New Start #1: Introduction (11-08-2010

Blog entry by Tikka posted 08-11-2010 02:52 PM 25230 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Those of you who know me from Lumberjocks, will now know that I have closed my workshop down in Finland and have moved to Belgium for a new start in life. For those of you who do not know me, you now know the story so far. or can read it here.

I loaded up my trailer and van on the 4th August with as much tools and personal effects (minimum) to allow me to get started on this project, during the remainder of this year and probably well into next year, I will try to blog the progress of the renovation, including the mistakes made.

There are no photographs with the introduction, but I should have taken a few, as the 2000 km drive was quite a trip, especially in my little van all alone, it took just over 36 hours.

The New house in about 160m2 on two floors, the shell and roof are in reasonable condition (a little work is still on the roof is needed to finish it off), there is separate building of about 100m2 with a shop and above that a small apartment, where I will live for the next year, whilst renovating. The garage is a falling down shell, which will have to be removed and rebuilt (a lot larger I hope), this will become my new workshop, if I get the planning permission (permits).

The next blog will follow shortly.

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posted 09-25-2010 10:39 PM

Hi Tony, wish the best on your new venture



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posted 09-07-2011 08:07 PM

I just saw the project you completed and I’m very curious as to the age of the home you are rebuilding (essentially) in Belgium. Those bricks look 19th century but now that I know you are in Europe I’m very curious to the age of them.

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posted 12-14-2012 06:09 AM

Hallo Guys.
I am new here. I hope for positive approach and participating here…

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posted 02-18-2019 07:51 PM

Hello new here..just wanted to say hi and best of luck on your projects.

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