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Our new venture!

Post: # 226510Post Green Aura »

A lot of you will know we've been in the process of buying another building in the Craft Village for our daughter to it live in and earn a living from. It's taken an age but we've now got it. :cheers: So now I can tell you all more of our plans.

The building is in a state - it's been empty for over five years and has had various bursts and roof leaks so there's quite a bit of work to do.
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But the gal and her friends have set to it with sledge hammers and other beefy tools and have ripped out most of it. Fortunately, despite all the mouldy plasterboard, the wooden framework looks OK and with a good scrub from some of the rather noxious anti-mould stuff I've invested in we should be able to salvage quite a lot of it. The great thing about these buildings are that they are essentially concrete boxes so all the internal walls etc can be moved about how we want them. And because they're of such simple construction we can do most of the work ourselves.

The building has two areas - a shop and workshop space at one end and living accommodation at the other, with a lovely garden (full of soft fruits but in need of a lot of tlc :lol: ) and two sheds (one of which will convert nicely to a greenhouse we think).

The best news is that the shop and workshop are in a much better state and so we can get the shop up and running quite quickly, and earn some money to do the rest of it. And that's brilliant as my shop is currently being used as a storeroom for all her stuff. So Green Aura will be moving into a prime position in the village!

Longer term (but hopefully not too much longer) we're going to open a bakery and vegetarian deli and as the building's big enough we'll split the living accommodation into a small apartment for the gal and another one at the end. Unfortunately we found out recently that my brother has cancer so it will be good to have somewhere for him if needed. Otherwise we can use it as a small holiday let, which will give us another bit of income.

So it's exciting times up here - and very busy ones too :lol:
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Sounds fab - can't wait to see it.
Good luck !!!!! :cheers:

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really sorry to hear about your brother. i hope he makes a good recovery. :hugish:

congrats on the new venture! very exciting :icon_smile:
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What a wonderful project. I am sorry about your brother but maybe all the positive energy and excitement will help him to get better. That and the fact that he obviously has a loving and caring family.

I do wish you lots of good luck.

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I wish your brother well and hope he recovers soon and as to your plans - wonderful, sounds like a really great idea :thumbup: Best of luck GA's daughter and GA :hugish: .
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Post: # 226520Post MKG »

Crikey, GA - I had no idea that farming that stuff had such an effect on ceilings.

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Wishing you very good luck with all your plans - inspirational.

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Post: # 226527Post Millymollymandy »

MKG wrote:Crikey, GA - I had no idea that farming that stuff had such an effect on ceilings.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Is it the photo or is it really bowed like that? :shock:

Good luck with it all Maggie, it sounds like fun (ish!). :iconbiggrin:
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Millymollymandy wrote:Is it the photo or is it really bowed like that? :shock:
Not any more! :lol: It's gone the way of all bowed, mouldy ceilings. It did reveal, however, another "ceiling" underneath - polystyrene tiling (class :lol: ) stuck directly to the roof. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: # 226543Post Millymollymandy »

Green Aura wrote:
Millymollymandy wrote:Is it the photo or is it really bowed like that? :shock:
Not any more! :lol: It's gone the way of all bowed, mouldy ceilings. It did reveal, however, another "ceiling" underneath - polystyrene tiling (class :lol: ) stuck directly to the roof. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ah, I thought that was the ceiling with the tiles after having removed the false one. :lol: I remember those tiles from rental houses back in the 80s, well actually I had them on my laundry room ceiling in my last house too!

Still they're better than artex! :mrgreen:
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Post: # 226569Post Susiwaa »

Sounds great! Good luck! Look forward to seeing pics of the finished place :-)

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Susiwaa wrote:Look forward to seeing pics of the finished place :-)
:lol: :lol: :lol: Excellent, susiwaa - glad you're planning on sticking around for a while! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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All the best for both your brother's recovery & your new venture, :grouphug:

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Post: # 263397Post Green Aura »

Well it won't become a bakery any more but at least the renovations are coming on.

This is taken from roughly the same view (a little further back) as the photo above.

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It's nearly at the point where we get it back from the builders and have to start doing some work ourselves :shock: Just awaiting the installation of the bathroom and kitchen.
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Wow! It looks fabulous!
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