Es geht gleich los!

M and I will soon be renovating/building a house. Yes, you read that correctly. I know, I can hardly believe it myself.

The story thus far: M’s mother inherited an house built in the early 1930’s. There is a lot of history and emotion bundled up in this house. I don’t feel like getting into it right here and now, but suffice to say, we’re going balls out on this. We are going to renovate the main house and build onto the back. Yes, at the same time. I know, it’s totally mad.

Unfortunately, this means we will be leaving Lüneburg soon, but when you get an opportunity to do something like this, you gotta take it.


This week the demolition crew shows up to knock down the 2 structures you see here on the back of the house. Then a new foundation will be poured and on top of that a new 3 story addition will be built out of wood with gray Cape Cod Stülpschalung.

M has been the super champ in all of this so far. She has done the bulk of getting offers, going through them, cracking skulls when they needed cracking, etc. My turn to shine will be when it’s time to build things and get dirty.

Watch this space for updates, pictures and perhaps a webcam.

One thought on “Es geht gleich los!”

  1. Oh, the Fun! Oh, the Joy ! – remember the best two days of a renovation project are the first and the last ! Dad

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