From start to completion it took us 18 months of blood, sweat and tears to complete our Gites. We did it all by hand; we did 90% of it on our own; and when THE deadline was looming, we asked some people that live here in the Pyrenees to lend a hand, who have all become exceptional friends of ours – thank you all.

We had to learn all the skills and different trades to make it all possible; from bricklaying, electrics, plumbing, roofing, tiling, plastering etc. to building our own cesspit and filtration system.

When it all turned up on the delivery truck, we just stared at it for a month, before we plucked up the courage to put it all together.

Here is a selection of photos of how it transformed.


The Pigpen

The Hayloft