Can you spot the door? This is a very special Thursday Doors post because I’m featuring our tiny home that we plan on living in for our retirement. It needs a lot of work but I love a challenge and this one is definitely going to test our DIY skills. We have renovated an old cottage before but not one as old as this, or in need of as much work either. The door you can just about see underneath all that ivy is at the back of the house.
Can you spot the house? It’s that cute little end-of-terrace single story cottage. The large red house next to it is a doctor’s practice, so if one of us takes a heart attack during our renovating we know where to find a defibrillator.
The house itself may be tiny but the back garden, although narrow, is quite long with a side and back entrance. So, there are many options regarding extending and building a garage at the end of the garden. There’s also a very large oil tank that’s almost as big as the extended bathroom. We thought we might live in that while we work on the house but then again, our boat is moored just three miles away so I think that might be a bit more comfortable.
It’s great fun exploring a new part of the country and I can see us spending a lot of time in junk yards and at second-hand markets, hunting for bargains. We have already discovered a great place to find some doors – a haven for a Thursday Doors addict.
Feast your eyes on this lovely collection, it even includes a set of red doors.
When we get tired of demolishing internal walls and pulling down ceilings we can take a break in a lovely wee park just a half a minute’s walk away (or crawl, depending on how worn out we are). It leads down to a small marina on the river Erne and is a very relaxing place to sit and recharge the batteries. So far, we’ve added a new roof to the house and will carry on refurbishing bit by bit, until it’s ready to move into. I’ll keep you posted.
Thanks for stopping by this week. To have a look at some more Thursday Doors check out Norm’s blog and follow the link at the end of his post.