We’re renovating the farm in a sustainable way. See how we recycle and upcycle to make a new home with little money.
After two years on the tools, it’s a good time to recap where we’re at now and what comes next.
Our newly-built herb garden felt adrift from the house. It needed a new connection.
With the buildings renovated, it’s time to improve access to them and tidy up the outside.
The only problem with growing and preserving our own food is we need somewhere to keep it! Time to build some storage.
Turning a garden from an overgrown mess into a paradise takes time and patience.
To make a change from working in the garage, it was time to work on the building itself.
Donated to the farm, our new trailer arrived as a wreck. But after a few months in the garage it’s now ready to haul all over again.
The old pig shed doubled in size as we moved the office out of the bedroom and into the loft of the workshop.
Time to turn an old pig barn into a bright, comfortable space where we can leave the farmhouse and go to work.
A little spot to keep our tools tidy, wood stack dry and compost at the ready for new seedlings.
Cold, damp and smelly – even after a bath. Not us, the bathroom. It needed its own wash and brush-up to make it look presentable.
Waking up in a cold, damp bedroom each morning was depressing. It was time to get to work and make our surroundings a little more comfortable.
We used a stack of old pallets to transform an overgrown pocket garden into a fragrant outdoor dining space surrounded by herbs and flowers where we can enjoy meals with guests.
At the heart of every good home is a good kitchen. A central place to congregate, cook and chat. We built a practical, social space for 1600€.
For under 600€ we converted an unused equipment storage hanger into a large greenhouse to grow all our delicate crops.