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Day 5: The Reclaimed Gate

Reuse, Recycle, Re-purposed Wood from the 60s!

Day 5: The Gate Part 2. Using the wood from the roof of the outhouse we demolished, we made a gate. 

A few days earlier we demolished an outhouse which will be our new kitchen. We kept the wood from the roof, so we could re-use it. Laz took it down it down from the roof and I took the nails out.

We re-purposed the wood so not to waste anything and now it is a makeshift, temporary gate whilst we are renovating our house. Are you impressed we managed to make a design out of the odd ends of wood?!

The back story

Hi! Natalie the Irish artist here! I live in rural Hungary with my Hungarian husband László. Laz said he'll build me a garden art studio, but first I have to help him renovate vályogház an old mud and straw house kocka vályogház in Sóstóhegy, Nyíregyháza, Hungary.

The vályogház house was built in 1967 and has been vacant for over 15 years. It is a typical farmhouse from the 60s here in Hungary, nicknamed 'a cube house’ or in Hungarian kádár kocka.

We've been watching self build YouTube videos for 4 years now, especially #couplesbuild and most recently since moving to Hungary, kocka vályogház felújítás meaning straw and mud cube house renovation.

This is our dream home, we can visualise exactly how it will look, now it is just about making that dream become reality with some hard work and great music. 

I hope you enjoy the journey with us.

Wish us luck!

Natalie & László