A moment in time.
Rai Cottage, Mehedinti, Romania.
Purchased in 2007 as a very run down peasant farmstead we have spent 3 years in restoration. The majority of the work being done by my wife and myself.
In the last few weeks we have been connecting into a piped supply from locals springs. This has entailed a trench across a road, the destruction of part of a stone wall and wooden fence and the installation of a meter and distribution container in the garden.
A trench more than 80m long was then dug to the house and a pipework installed that culminated in an old cast iron pump at the bottom of our front steps and a termination in the loft.
Filling in the trench continues and we now have our first (all be it occasional) water supply to the house.