Category Archives: Project Portugal

House & Garden – October 2016

As mentioned in the last blog we had damaged the Main Gate in the summer and I can confirm that the repair has been done well on the side we damaged. However, whilst the repair on the other post was … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – Gone

Well this is hopefully the last entry against “The Old Hut” our visit has confirmed that it has in fact gone. The rubble has been used to build up the bank along part of the stream, which should help to … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – Going, Going, GONE

We were hoping that September would see the demolition of the old hut, but in true Portuguese style it didn’t happen. I am sure many of you that read this blog and therefore have an interest in the Portuguese life … Continue reading

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House & Garden – The Main Gate

During our stay in August we managed to break the electric gate openers on the main gate. The problem was that a car had caught the centre stop of the gates and bent the fixing screws, which when we tried … Continue reading

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House & Garden – Borehole

At long last we have managed to get the Borehole covered, a good neat job I think.  

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The Farm – September 2016

We needed to get to a base point before we can start to develop the farm in a way that we can maintain and use it in a way that suites our way of living. We think we are nearly … Continue reading

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The House & Garden – September 2016

At long last we have managed to get the cover on the extractor over the hob, it had to be specially made, just because of the shape of the vaulted ceiling and the height, now it’s done, it looks amazing. … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – September 2016

In combination with the landscaping work that we need on the farm, we have also agreed with the same contractor to get the old hut demolished. The plan is that he will remove all the roof tiles, as these may … Continue reading

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The Old Hut – The story so far

At the start of the building of the house project, we needed to get electricity on the site. The main supply, delivered by overhead cables was already to the edge of the plot so we just had to drop a … Continue reading

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The Old Hut

The original hut that came with the land when we brought it is just in the way of the view towards Monsanto, so it has to go. It’s been great having it whilst we have been building the house, somewhere … Continue reading

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