During my stay in October I noticed some fresh woodworm holes in the big old rafters after the built-in bar was breaked down and the other furniture was removed. So my mission for the 'Carnaval Holiday' was 1) to paint the other part of the ceiling and 2) to kill that worm bastards! After the two rows of lower laths was removed I found out that the damage of the woodworms and longhorn beetles were too big. Big parts of the rafters were pulverized and as on these old rafters the chimney and a part of the bain is resting the problem is much bigger than killing some worms. For the first time after having this house I had to think about a certain 'Dutch' television programme.
Fortunately the contractor had time to take a look and soon he will send an offer for mounting a steel beam as replacing the old rafters for new ones is no option. I postponed finishing the painting job for a few months.
Since August 2017 I'm the owner of Maison Bonheur, an old farmhouse in the Vosges. Because of its location in the forest/nature the possibilities for nature/peace/relaxing lovers are limitless.