Tag: bathroom

The nearly-finished shower-room

We have a shower!

After two and a half months without a functioning bathroom, our new bathroom is finally open for business! The shower has been put back in, and we have the hot water boiler renovated and working. Most of the tiling and the majority of the painting and plastering is done. The trencher idea didn’t work out as it developed a huge split…

Two old barrels finished

A bit of repurposing

The weather took a turn for the worse at the end of November / beginning of December, too cold to carry on with the building work in the bathroom and too wet to do anything in the garden, but there was still work that could be completed ahead of when it was needed. One of these was the bathroom sink. From…

Winter crocuses

October update

We’ve just realised it’s been ages since we posted anything, so this is a broad update on what we’ve been up to! We’re now officially resident in Bulgaria; we got our residency ID cards, and the car is now registered on Bulgarian plates. We were so pleased to have the help of Yonko, our advocate, to help with this, as…

Julie laying the floor

Laying the floor

We had originally been going to tile the floor in the bathroom, but after seeing a stone floor in a friend’s house, we thought we could do that. First, we had to make the floor level, which took a load of concrete and a lot of graft. Then we had to select and fix the stones. We found loads of…

Mixing cob

Mud, glorious mud!

Having removed internal walls and plaster, we’ve found lots of holes and gaps in the walls which will need to be filled before the insulation goes on. The building is constructed of wood frames in-filled with cob, a mixture of local clay, sand and straw. We’ve never worked with cob before so we turned to our friends Chris and Claire…

Renovating the chest

Building a bog

A Mars a day may help you work rest and play, but even the pope needs somewhere to defecate. We want to have a composting toilet, so we can generate some valuable compost to put on the garden. Eugh, I can hear some of you going, but it’s really not like that. It’s all sanitary, self-contained and doesn’t smell or…