Pipework for the Gîte

Once  we’d  scraped out the ground  down to foundation level, we could lay out the pipework for the main drainage.  The first image shows the trench between the gîte and the fosse septique. There are three 100mm PVC pipes. One is for ‘grey’ water—waste water from all outlets other than the WC, and the Second…

The ruin end—first steps

This photo was taken in 2005 before we began any renovation. It shows the ruined ‘west’ end of the building, which we soon came to refer to as the gîte end because we planned on having this part as a self-contained small house, albeit still attached to the main property.

Our tiny hamlet – Fabre de Lagrange

Our little hamlet, Fabre de Lagrange is situated in the commune of Penne, in the Tarn department, in the Midi-Pyrenées region of south west France. The image shows detail from one of the map-charts  (le cadastre)  that are stored at the Mairie in Penne our local village. Dark red : this is our property which…

The House as was—circa 2005

Here is a photomontage of the house as seen from the south, looking north. I pieced together the image quite a while ago without the use of any image-merging software, but it still gives a good enough impression of the style and state of the building.