Old house

This is a (formerly) beautiful house which now stands empty and decaying.

NExt time I have the chance I’ll take some more photos of it.

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6 thoughts on “Old house

  1. I am very sad when I see an abandoned house. One of the things that I do is to rehab houses in Cincinnati, Ohio and it is thrilling to watch a neglected house come back to life.

    • That’s how I feel too Joan. I can’t see a house like this without imagining how it could look like. After decades of dreaming about it I finally got to refurbish one a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved it. Mind you, we made all the mistakes of beginners and the project was a failure financially, but I would do it all again!

      • that’s what happened with the first house I rehabbed. It is an 1865 farm house and it needed structural repairs that I didn’t plan for. Ouch!
        where is this house that you show a photo of?

        • Thanks for sharing that Joan, it inspires me not to give up.
          This house is in central Portugal, in a beautiful village called Reguengo do Fetal. Unfortunately this is only one of several empty, decaying houses there. It is my favorite as it sits atop the village and has a huge garden.

          • Portugal is beautiful. I was there in 1966. I am sure there has been lots of changes 🙂
            Yes, I have gone on to succcessfully do four other houses. Was more careful in choosing the houses, used practicability instead of what appealed to me aesthetically, and fixed them up to rent, not as though it was going to be my dream house to live in. No granite countertops, etc. but good sturdy houses that looked good and are comfortable to live in.

            • Portugal has changed enormously since then and that is one of the reasons why there are so many old empty houses in villages.
              Ouch, you hit the nail right on the head for me too. I will take heed of your words when choosing the next house 🙂 Thank you.

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