casa bianca kitchen

Fresh New Look for Casa Bianca Kitchen

The renovation of the Casa Bianca kitchen is slowly coming along, we were aiming to have it finished before Sam's parents arrived from Australia but then we each fell sick in turn. Sam did manage to get the finish on the wall and ceiling, and…
inexpensive makeover

Behind the Scenes: How to do an inexpensive makeover!

  An Inexpensive Makeover at Casa Bianca (Part One) Why an Inexpensive Makeover? Sam's parents are coming over from Australia, that's WHY! It's been three years since we've seen them and they are arriving here in the last week of…
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Borgata Malpertus - be part of the project

One big thing I've been working on is a new site dedicated to the restoration project here at Borgata Malpertus. This year we are looking to continue with the restoration here in the Borgata. We'd love you to come and join us in 2016 either…
loft apartment
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Loft Apartment Opens - discover Bobbio Pellice

 Returning to Bobbio Pellice As soon as I heard the story of this family returning to Bobbio Pellice I was in love with the idea and even happier that they would be spending a night with us here in the Borgata. They were on a journey to rediscover…
original bread oven

Courtyard Work - removing the original bread oven

Entering the large double wooden gates to the the lower courtyard the first thing you see is the original bread oven. Dating to 1916 (the date carved in the rock oven door) and with a large area underneath used for the pigs we are told. Sadly…

Casa Bianca - renovating Italian houses

  Renovating Italian Houses has become a little like renovating our lives Slowly stripping back to the essentials, seeing what is missing, and adding a touch of love. Finding the bare bones. Seeing what can be done with what you've…
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Life is full of beautiful moments

Life is full of beautiful moments  this is why we came to Italy for our Children, for a simpler lifestyle and to find 'us' again..... I love messy, I love life and dirt and skinned knees, I love my kids playing outside, rounding up chickens,…