Lene Lello

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Name: Lene
Surname: Lello
Location: koffiefontein
Entry Date: Jun 30, 2020
Category: DIY
Project: Bathroom

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 is 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 there. 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:
taps
1500
tjhoko paint
800
toilet
900
cement and flexcement
350
vinyl
3000
tub and tile
650
basin
70
7270

Contractors:

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Grand Total
R7270