Low budget DIY cottage renovation

Renovating a house on a remote island means that everything has to be brought in by boat. That was where the adventure began.

Insulation: PIR 40mm in roof, 50mm in floor
Plot size: 11 acres
House size: 95 sqm (1,020 sqft)
Renovation cost: €30,000


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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