True eco renovation in Co Donegal

Renovating a 200 year old stone building often involves managing moisture – that was true of Joanne and Milo Butler’s renovation project. But with the added challenge of finding a replacement stone roof covering…  

We bought the house 13 years ago from my in-laws,” says Joanne. “They had bought it 30 years previous, when there was a tree growing in the living room! They renovated the house as their holiday home and added a 30sqm kitchen lean-to extension at the back.” 


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

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