Our restoration Project in an ancient borgata in the mountains of Northern Italy.

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…
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,…
rustic farmhouse

Rustic Farmhouse - Clearing out Casa Bianca

No matter the set backs with our rustic farmhouse we always keep moving forward. Over the past month I've been out of action with a mystery illness. Sam has continued to work on 'Casa Bianca' next door to our house, we hope to have it habitable…

Italian Renovation - we buy the white house

An Italian Renovation   The White House [Casa Bianca] Recently the house next to ours came up for sale, the neighbors have moved to the town and the agent let us know it was for sale. Another Italian Renovation and of course we were…

Rustic Italian Living Room - before and after

It's all those little moments that make life a very big adventure... unknown We arrived in Milan airport almost a year ago now, and it seems like yesterday until I look at these photos. Our Rustic Italian living room has slowly progressed…
italian living room

Rustic Italian Living Room - Inspirations

 Italian Living Room  "After such a long journey we seem to have found a home we never imagined yet already love."  lisa chiodo Do you ever notice that children don’t talk about inspiration? It’s such a part of them, like joy and…