Man buys an old, crumbling stone cottage in his village and turns it into a stylish tiny home

In his daily walks up the lane called the “Cobble,” a man from Scotland came across an abandoned small stone cottage located in the area where he spent his childhood. He decided to buy and renovate it.

George Dunnett pointed out there are three deserted or unused structures in the Cobbles. The first one is a small stone cottage, but the former occupants of which and its contents remain a mystery.
Next to it is a small cottage that has yet to be abandoned but is unoccupied and now serves as a museum honoring the 1700s poet Michael Bruce

Then there is the little stone cottage with two stories formerly used as storage. The stone cottage looked tired and worn from being left for 50 years.
Since he passes it frequently, he decided converting it into a proper home would be fantastic. He decided to buy the dilapidated structure and transform it into his dream home

The previous owner of the cottage removed everything, leaving just the rough walls, broken floors, a large sliding door that could not be used, and a stair that must be removed.
“There was a lot of structural work that had to be done before I was at the stage of picking out my curtains,” he said. They began by laying out the walls and restoring the original fireplaces using brick and cement

A new brick stack was added to the bedroom window frame, and the same was done on the second story. They also raised the ceiling to make some more space

After repairing the ground and mud floor downstairs with concrete, and installing the insulation, George said he immediately noticed the difference in the building’s coziness.

“It was actually nice to come in here during the cold January weather and have it kind of be semi-warm,” he said.

Meanwhile, the builder discovered the roof was terrible upon inspection, causing him to spend more money on scaffolding and repairs.

The roof repairs needed repointing the stonework, which breathed new life into the structure

After that, things started to take shape inside. George noted that the stone cottage has begun to resemble a natural home since they finished installing the insulation.
Plasterboard gave the stone cottage’s interior a more finished look, allowing him to visualize the rooms’ future functions, but the bedroom felt like a prison cell before installing the sashing window casing.

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