Dry as a Bone

After the VERY late arrival of summer here in Ireland – our cottage has been truly weather tested



Readers may remember the nightmare we had with the leaking gable

 and the subsequent hopeful cure, where render was applied



I am delighted to report that from floor to ceiling – the cottage is now as dry as a bone


A great weekend on the subject of natural building coming soon (25th – 26th July) at Caravantasia in County Tipperary.

LOTS going on – check out the details here:

Modern Builds Traditional Skills programme

I shall be speaking about how exactly we got

from here –


 – to here


As far as I know there are still a few places available

I look forward to share happy memories with the good folk there


7 thoughts on “Dry as a Bone

  1. I so love looking at those Before/After pics of the Thresher – so much work and such a stunning result. I think that it would make a very useful book, esp in these days of cheap desktop printing byut even for arm chair builders it would a pleasure to look through.

  2. Thanks for the tour of your cottage, Louise! A truly wonderful experience to see your beautiful cottag, the air smelt so healthy inside! What an achievement!

  3. This is great yo see Louise.We’re doing a similar project not far from you in Rossnowlagh and can only hope it turns out as well as this, would love to get in contact with you for a few pointers or perhaps meet up in Donegal town for a cup of tea

      1. Thanks Louise.I’m currently trying to decide on pointing with lime or lime plastering my exterior, obviously I would prefer pointing for the look but thinking the plaster will be more weatherproof.Perhaps you could email me your thoughts and I can give you more details

Leave a Reply to Jude Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s