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…
As you can see the house upstairs is also made of adobe. We´ll be very snug in there in the winter.
Meanwhile with the cornicing done as in Part IV, the solar panels arrived as did 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 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.
Back in our own house, we now don’t have to climb ladders to get upstairs. We can use our own stairs.
Our kitchen has been tiled.
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.