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La Maison Bois in French Property News



La Maison Bois in French Property News


Towards the end of 2016 French Property News contacted us to ask if we would like to appear in a follow up feature about new builds in their magazine. W of course jumped at the chance to appear again. The result was published in February 2017 and can be seen above.  Hopefully our ‘top tips’ for potential self-builders will be useful to some people!

We are always keen to hear from other people embarking on self-builds, especially those in France so please feel free to contact us if you are.

We will be heading out for another 2 weeks in the Summer and we can’t wait. We’ve not been able to get there for a while, so are keen to see the works that have been done in our absence – such as the new footpath. Our next plans are for gates at the entrance and more work on the garden!

Watch this space!

If you would like to book La Maison Bois for yourselves, please visit our website for more details. You can book through Gite de France, where you will also find up to date availability.

Author: lespetitesgarennes

Cycling, cricket, clean sheets and crime novels - just not necessarily in that order! Bit of a Francophile. Likes baths. Baths with bubbles, wine and a good audiobook to get lost in

2 thoughts on “La Maison Bois in French Property News

  1. ‘Love the house! I’m installing cladding with a very similar detail – do you have any issues with insects/birds getting between the shadow gaps? I can’t see insect mesh on the photos, and I would want to do the same (if I can get away with it!). Thanks


    • Hi Stewart,

      Thanks for the comments about the house. It has been built for 3 years and we have just found a wasp nest inside the shadow gap – but of course wasp nests can occur anywhere! This is easily dealt with though, so we are not too concerned. No problems with birds as yet. Good luck with your own build.


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