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Thread: Friend is remodeling 250 year old French farmstead.

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    Default Friend is remodeling 250 year old French farmstead.

    A friend of mine bought an 18th century house with attached barn near Chaillac, France several years ago. Stone walls are 2' thick, but he built a new 2 floor framed house inside the old one (on the left). Now he's building a larger one inside the barn (right) that will also be two floors plus a loft on the 3rd. Dude is using some pretty big oak timbers for the frame & flooring and cinder block for the interior walls.

    We were supposed to stay in the new barn house when visiting next month, but it looks like we'll be in a local B&B instead. Just the 1st ground floor has been framed in and this load is the material to start framing the 2nd level. Of course he had to replace the 250 year old roof on both sides. His crew used a mixture of the old roof tiles & new ones. A lot of point & tuck work was done on the exterior & interior stone walls:



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    Thanks for the photos! Have a great trip and don't let them put you to work (unless of course you want to lend a hand)
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    Will bring a hammer & saw so I can make my own bed.
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    Wow! That's some of our favorite type of House Hunters International... France! They built stuff to last, though they didn't care for large baths and other "American-styled" large open rooms.
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    Very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That's pretty awesome.

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    That is so cool.
    I'm looking forward to more pictures when you return from France!!

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    Some interior shots from last month...





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    Cutting a new window in the back wall:





    I think this is the new window frame being built:

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    Have to wonder, do they have building inspectors over there to add to the adventure.

    Looks like a lot of fun and a lot of work and probably a lot of money too.

    Very cool.
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