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Work begins

In late August we signed a contract with the builder. That very week the digger moved in and cleared all the vegetation. Then a hole was dug for the foundations. Steve took photographs to show us. This was stage 1 of the project.

So by September we were the proud owners of a large hole in the ground, a hole with a view !

But it didn't stay like that for long. The builder pressed on with stage 2 of the project. Houses in Portugal are constructed on a concrete framework, filled in with bricks. Stage 2 was the concrete base.