Category Archives: Renovation

The kitchen story

As soon as work stopped (suspended by lack of funds) on our new living space, we moved in and started living there anyway. As my mother always used to say, contemplating small nooks and crannies in the family’s holiday cottage … Continue reading

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Adding rooms

With the approach of the summer and my imminent move – downsizing to a smaller space in Brussels with the departure of my children to study abroad and transferring my cats and some of my furniture to Ransberg – it … Continue reading

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Nature abhors a vacuum

We have lived in so many different ways inside the spaces offered by the house here at 136 Dorpsstraat. We felt right from the start that the ‘house spirit’ of this place was a very shy and simple soul. It … Continue reading

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Transformation under the eaves

I’ve been remiss in telling the story of the renovation going on inside the house. It turns out that this kind of blogging is time consuming and I’ve not been as disciplined (or is it motivated?) as I fondly imagined … Continue reading

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Next Open Day, Saturday Sept.8!

Dear friends of Dorpsstraat, A new invitation for a big step in our project! Next Saturday, Sept 8, we will start – and finish! – with the straw bale building of our former workshop place, now to be turned into … Continue reading

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Open day on Sunday 29 July

Friends of Dorpsstraat 136 Open day on Sunday 29 July from 10.00-18.00 Dear friends, Our beloved builders are on holiday, but the work here continues in their absence. Work is advancing inside the house, but we need some help to … Continue reading

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Beyond Demolition

It feels like the end of an era. Our living space has been changed irreversibly. All that’s left of the iconic vista in the banner of this blog is… the photograph. Guido and the crew spent last week demolishing the … Continue reading

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