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Restoring an old greek island house

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

At first it seemed like a great idea…all these gorgeous white washed houses…elegant…tranquil….grecian…

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

Helenic…Blah..blah…lol. No one thought that someone has to keep it white…

(c) ceciliawyu, greece. 2012

Physically …in the hot sun….white washing….

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

And as soon as you finish one end ….you have to start again because the climate wears down anything!!!

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

And this is how we ended up spending hours from dusk till dark white washing the last 2 weeks!!!

(c) Ceciliawyu, Greece, 2012

So think hard before you get a historic place…it is sooo much work!!

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

We are constantly learning how to balance appropriate modernising of the interior with the need to keep the traditional ambience of the exterior.

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

The point of greek style is to “keep it simple”…I talked to local artists, village elders, eco-architects and artist-architect who has his own greek restoration project about it…

……actually this constant “work in progress” led to a lot of really interesting input…

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

Because we wanted to do this slowly by our own hands…learning slowly …progress is very gradual given the limited time we have each year….

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(c) Ceciliawyu. Greece. 2012

And finally…even if it is slow…hey check out the night sky when we complete the white washing each night…isn’t it incredible???? Wow!

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One comment on “Restoring an old greek island house

  1. Aila
    July 30, 2012

    i’m flattered by your kind words about greece, thanks for sharing this info with your readers!

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