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How to Renovate in France on a Budget

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:

How to Renovate in France on a Budget

So you’ve bought your fixer-upper in France. The romanticism of Peter Mayle has snared you into the dream (or perhaps my blog?). You’re not a millionaire but you’ve got essentially a ruin of stones to work with. At least that’s a start.

…Continue reading here for Ashley’s tips on how to renovate in Provence on a tight budget. She shares her list of places to find the best deal on materials and how to save money on unnecessary construction expenses. Note: this means doing much of the work yourself, a true DIY project. However, as you can see from the end result their village house has been completely transformed.

Via:: Curious Provence

      

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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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