Casa Oretani – The Story Part V

Before we left for the summer the guys had started on the roof of our house. Off came the tiles and on went the Thermochip and the tiles again…eventually…after a few weeks. I never could figure out why it took so long to do that bit…nor could they give a reason…

The roof comes off
The roof comes off

As you can see the house upstairs is also made of adobe. We´ll be very snug in there in the winter.

The roof goes on again
The roof goes on again

 

Front windows being prepared
Front windows being prepared

Meanwhile with the cornicing done as in Part IV, the solar panels arrived as did the fireplace.

The solar panels going up
The solar panels going up

 

The solar panels going up
The solar panels going up

 

The Fireplace
The Fireplace

So, we left off before our summer holiday to Ireland with the plasterer having moved in and starting to make things less brick like. We were assured photos of the great work that would be done in our absence. The photos never came until a few days before we came back and that was just of the plastering and bit of roof work they had done. It was a serious case of while the cats away the mice will play. Anyway the plasterers have been in again and put in the false ceilings now that the ventilation system is in.

The Stairwell plastered
The Stairwell plastered

 

The Stairwell plastered
The Stairwell plastered

 

Guest corridor ceilings are put in
Guest corridor ceilings are put in

 

The guest house downstairs
The guest house downstairs

The fancoils are our ecological way of heating and cooling the house from our aerothermic system which takes coolness from hot air and heat from cold air.

One of the Fancoil heating/cooling systems
One of the Fancoil heating/cooling systems

Back in our own house, we now don’t have to climb ladders to get upstairs. We can use our own stairs.

The stairs in our house
The stairs in our house

Our kitchen has been tiled.

Our kitchen
Our kitchen

And here, to finish off, is a view from Casita del Pescador (The Fishermans Cabin) overlooking the Guadiana and remains of an old mill which is just one of the many lovely walks or bicycle rides you can enjoy in Picón.

The Guadiana from Casita del Pescador
The Guadiana from Casita del Pescador
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