Eventually the Hubby suggested using a mobile home and converting it into a studio. The idea really excited me because I knew that I would get into it much quicker than if it was built in blocks. Also a mobile home would be much bigger than anything we would ever be able to afford to build. So that decided we began our hunt. This took longer than expected. If we found a nice one then we struggled with delivery of it, or if delivery wasn't a problem then the mobile itself wasn't great.
Last Wednesday the Hubby spotted a perfect one on the Internet for just 800 Euros. It was old but in good condition. When he rang the owner he was told that it could be delivered that night. Result!! We couldn't go and see it because it was in Cork city, a good five hour drive from us but the owner guaranteed us that it was in perfect health. It was old and in need of a little love and attention but otherwise perfect.
So we waited for the delivery and we waited and we waited and we waited until eventually the driver arrived at 2:30am. It took another two hours to get the mobile off the truck and in place.....very hard thing to do in the pitch black. We were two very exhausted puppies getting into bed that morning. Exhausted but very excited.
Are you ready for the big revel??
Now you're not to laugh!!
Well I did tell you it was old. Did I hear a titter there??
I needs a lot of TLC but I think that it definitely has potential. This is my end. It has four large windows providing a lot of natural light.
We are going to gut it completely and redesign it from scratch. A woodburning stove will heat it during the winter months. This is the top end of my room. Look how bright and light it is. Okay it's also dated, dirty and very grimey, but bright all the same.
Even Molly was in to have a look around to see where her bed is going to be. From the bench down is going to be the kids play room. They are getting a free hand at decorating it as they like. Great place for putting the xbox and the overflow of toys from the house.
There's a lot of work to be done but we just can't wait to get it started. A new project for us to work on together. We think that it will be a lot of fun.......hopefully.
Fingers crossed that it works out ok.