About Me

Jen & Ben

I’m Jen and my partner, Ben, and I bought our first home together in April 2014 – since that time I have discovered that I have a penchant for rundown properties and Ben is unusually good at ‘DIY’ – a lethal combination.

First Home

Our first home was technically ‘un-mortgagable’ – read about how we bought it here.

When we took out two floors because the beams were rotten and I could stand in the living room and see through down into cellar, and also up into the bedroom – with acroprops holding the house up (whilst not yet owning the house), I wondered if we had bitten off more than we could chew, but WE DID IT!!

Take a look at this photo tour which will give you an idea of the enormity of the renovation.

Second Home

We bought our second home in May 2015 and it is more of a quick ‘do-er up-er’ compared to our first home.

It needs a full replaster, new kitchen, new bathroom, new windows, and an electrical rewire.