We are so impressed by the work Florence is doing and her courage to take on this job.
|This is Florence's new place in Obernai. It was originally part of Fauburg.|
|Fauburg (light brown) was annexed by Obernai (dark brown)|
somewhere between 741 and 1216 BCE
|This is how it started out. Pretty plain.|
|Open the walls and voila! Beautiful beams! Those are staying.|
|A big mess, but the results are going to be worth it.|
|The ceiling is coming down, too. More timber beams!|
|A picture from the attic, looking down at the carnage.|
|One room mostly clean.|
|Sandblasting the timber beams.|
|New and old wall coverings, new and old timber beams|
|Framed walls to hold the insulation, new windows and electrical conduit.|
|Framing around the timber beams.|
|Starting to take shape!|
|Lunch at the hopefully-soon renovated farmhouse across the lane.|
|Looking from the family room into the living room, with|
the future kitchen to the left.
|Looking from the living room, kitchen on the right (behind the fireplace)|
and family room on the left.
|A makeshift kitchen is set up on the ground floor.|
|Shelves and coffee/tea station on the ground floor.|
Progress has been made and Florence and the kids are able to live in it while the renovations take place.
It is really starting to look beautiful.