Welcome to Monique & Chris's blog. I’m Christopher Buck. She’s my fiancée Monique Manger. We’re both 28 and our house is roughly over 200 years old.
This is the story of how an ordinary family with ordinary jobs living in an ordinary flat gets to go on an exciting adventure to create our perfect family home. Follow us to see whether we manage to build our dream home in the next 2 years!
(The yellow house!)
It’s practically old enough to be our mum, but we treat it like it’s our baby. It’s our first and will definitely be our last home for years to come, and our house located in Sachsen Anhalt, Germany. But let’s go back to where it all began: We moved in back in June 2011, after coming off combined years of living in London and Berlin. Having so much space with lots of potential to play with seemed like quite a luxury for us. The only problem: the house definitely showed its age.
Armed with a little bit of know-how and a lot of enthusiasm, we didn’t waste a second getting down to business. We’re not experts, but her dad (my father-in-law) is.
We're just DIY couple who dig learning as we go and sharing our adventures (and misadventures) with the world – along with a slice of family life. A couple of months later the dust cleared and our house was beginning to take shape.