This house in Fitou, France, probably dates back to the late 17th or beginning of 18th century and has been built in the shape how it appears nowadays.
It is, as many other houses of that decade, built with stones from the Garrigue and plastered with lime mortar. The house lies between two streets, the main street of the village and a smaller street, mainly used by pedestrians. Therefore, it has two entries, on in the back for people only and one at the front, for the trailers and tractors, because as so many people in the village, the owners were farmers e.g. winemakers.
The previous owners divided the formerly big rooms into smaller places as sometimes four generations lives under the same roof. These changes have had not a deep impact on the original structure, as the walls of the rooms could be easily removed.
We are restoring this house and creating three independent apartments.
December, 3rd 2012 we got the keys.
The three apartments will be available
June July August 30th, 2013. … Well, it’s ready, when it’s ready:) stay tuned!
You can rent them.
Have fun reading the story and see you soon 😉
Tine and Hagen