Lene du Toit

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Name: Lene
Surname: du Toit
Location: koffiefontein
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Entire House

About the Project:

So we moved in to my husbands family farmhouse. Their family had a very though 14 years and lost almost everything after his father died. My mother in law stayed on the farm and tried to just keep everything afloat but she was old and alone with barley enough money to pay the salaries. The…

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So we moved in to my husbands family farmhouse. Their family had a very though 14 years and lost almost everything after his father died. My mother in law stayed on the farm and tried to just keep everything afloat but she was old and alone with barley enough money to pay the salaries. The house and the farm had slowly been neglected. The house hasn’t seen a tool or a lick of paint in 35 years. So when we moved to the farm we both jumped in and started to fix all the fences and dams and every other outside thing we could while both of us had two other jobs other then farming. Last year November I decided it is time to fix up the house so every penny I could use I did and almost everything I could do I did myself to save money. Having the crazy calving season my husband could not help. But the past 8 moths has been amazing I have learned to do so much with so little. I’v learned patients, and that everything won’t be done immediately as I want it but it will get their. I’m half way with our 14 room old farmhouse and everyday it becomes more of a home. This journey also lead me to start a page called “Dames doen dit self” and now I can help other people also wanting to revamp their homes on a tiny budget. And I love it.

Budget Breakdown:

Materials:
tiles
16000
16000

Contractors:

Lene Lello
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0
Grand Total
R16000