We’ve done a lot of work to our abandoned Portuguese farm house over the last 18 months. We’ve had to rip down walls, dig up floors, remove wood-worm infested timber, deal with damp and moisture issues, replace lintels, fix holes in the floor, make new holes in the walls and do a whole lot of manual labour. Wouldn’t it just be better, faster, easier and cheaper to just knock it all down and start again with a blank canvas?
Let’s address all those points and explain why that is NOT the route we would choose to take in this case. We’ll also share our thoughts on what we think COULD be the cheapest and easiest way for someone else to build their dream home in Portugal.