Good news is that we received a state grant for the insulation of the rest of the house. It’s part of the government scheme Habiter Mieux (ANAH) for which we applied last year. A lot of paper work but well worth it as the French state finances a good part of the insulation work. This grant also made it possible to put in new doors, windows and shutters: double glazing in local chestnut which we will paint with traditional linseed based paint.The roof and exterior walls are going to be filled with blown cellulose insulation (Isocell) behind a breathable membrane (Pro Clima). Floors will be made from French pine (pin des landes) and Portugese ceramic tiles and staircases from pine and beech. The facade will be rendered with lime. Altogether a big step forward in the ongoing eco-renovation of our 17th century timber frame village house. This autumn we will post some photos of the work.