For over a year the church has been without any of the most basic of amenities, no running water or drainage, no heating and no electric. During this time we have been limited to what we’ve been able to do and the lack of electric has held us back more than anything, but it hasn’t stopped us and we’ve already been able to start on a big clean up using the most basic of methods. We’ve managed to start on the windows, the kids have got stuck in and we’ve mucked out the tower stairwell.
It took a little under a year for the sale of the church to go through, the church are notoriously slow, so although our offer was accepted very early on in the process we were hesitant to start any work in case things fell through. But for the last three months since we exchanged contracts, sealed the deal and picked up the keys we have been able to crack on full force.
We switched the lights on and stepped outside to take a walk around the churchyard to get the full effect of the moment, and it was simply stunning. It looked like the building had come back to life and we were treated to a real vision of our future home.Be sure to follow us on Building Holly House over on Facebook for daily updates!
And we were not disappointed, just like we’d suspected, Holly house looked incredible nestled in the darkness.It was one of those moments we’d been waiting over a year for and it was a hefty reminder to grab your dreams, chase them wholeheartedly and hold tight onto determination…. it’s most certainly not the easiest of adventures we’ve taken on, some days contain more downs than ups, but moments like this remind us to keep going forward & keep chasing….that way we may just turn those dreams into a reality.