A House in France Charming 200 year old 3 bedroomed country house with 153m² habitable space and 2300m of land. In need of some renovation work but totally habitable. The house sits in the famously beautiful landscape of the massif central. From the garden it is possible to see several extinct volcanoes including Puy de Dome, one of the highest. The property is in a small hamlet containing 5 houses in the community of St Etienne des Champs with it’s Marie and Church. The property was built around 1827 and was originally a small house with barns attached as is so common here in France. The roof was completely renewed in the ‘70s and is in excellent condition. The house itself offers much space. On the ground floor: Kitchen: 13m² with a very large window with an aspect over the garden and magnificent views beyond. Living Room: 42m² with an inglenook fireplace housing a 13kw wood stove which is sufficient to heat the entire house. On the first floor: Bedroom 1: Bedroom 2: Bedroom 3: Landing: Bathroom: Atelier/Studio:
- StumbleUpon By Time Out editors and Sulakshana Gupta 1. Experience Dublin as the locals do Despite its unsavoury reputation in past years, Temple Bar is one of the city's most charming neighbourhoods and residents are trying hard to keep it that way. 2. If all you came to Dublin for is the Guinness, then camp out at Kehoe's. See all bars and pubs 3. This isn't how you'd imagine a castle in the traditional sense. See all major venues 4. The wooden décor may be excessively rustic, but Dublin's oldest microbrewery pub, the Porterhouse, makes up for that with the quality of its beer. See all restaurants 5. St Patrick's Day on 17 March (www.stpatricksfestival.ie) offers the perfect excuse to drink, if you need one. 6. Sunday morning is the best time to visit this intellectual hub, before the students are awake and while the bells toll for morning mass throughout the city. 7. Fridays are fun times at Peploe's. 8. See all attractions 9. See all sports, health and fitness venues 10. 11. See all music venues 12.
Hanse Colani Rotor House Designer Luigi Colani has created a space-saving house with a six square meter cylinder inside that contains a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. + hanse-haus.de The cylinder rotates left or right bringing the room you want into view of the main living room. There's a separate toilet and a small hallway, and everything is controlled with a remote. View of the cylinder from the living room. The house was designed for young professionals who need minimal space while they focus on career. The bathroom. The bedroom. The kitchen. 12 Items a Lady Should Keep in Her Purse- MotorCity Moxie Several years ago, I enjoyed purse shopping. I stayed with the fashionable handbags, purses, pocket-books or whatever you like to call it. As of late, purses have become burdensome. I do carry pursues. Baby wipes-These come in handy not only after a tinkle, but also to do a quick wipe down in the ladies room.Perfume-Not the entire bottle, just an aspirator will do. Fully charged phone- Keeping the phone charged is necessary in case of an emergency. What items do keep in your purse at all times? Get The Moxie Manifesto Your weekly To-Do Tactics to help you BE GOOD, LOOK GOOD and DO BETTER! It's free! I respect your email privacy.
Learning French with Films — La Belle in France A Tale of a Thousand Cities: 69 Fun Facts About Germany Germany, the country of beer, sausages, and Oktoberfest is an interesting country no doubt. With so much going on there (or shall I say here!), it surely calls for an interesting facts post. So here’s not ten, or twenty, but sixty-nine (neunundsechzig!) Why they’re so smart. Albert Einstein, the most recognized scientist in the world, was German and born in Ulm.Einstein married his cousin.There is a rumour that Einstein failed his first University Entrance Exam (he didn’t).Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz created the first motor-driven vehiclesJohannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, originally used for printing the Bible.Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the X-rays in 1895.The cuckoo clock is invented in Germany in the 17th century.Other notable German inventions include: the telephone, diesel engine, aspirin, fluorescent lamp, and the pregnancy test.There are 102 German Nobel laureates as of 2009.Adidas was founded by the Bavarian, Adolf “Adi”Dassler. Facts about football:
Ascending Retreat by Thiemo Hildebrandt Thiemo Hildebrandt has transformed a concealed space beneath a staircase into a partitioned room to retreat. The new construction has turned the former invisible void into an alternative way to retreat, and "of seeing and exploring your well known home from another perspective..." (Click the image below for full sized image) "... a place with a wide range of possible actions due to one's own imagination. + thiemohildebrandt.com How to Become a French Expat If you're someone who believes that living in France is like vacationing in France, you might want to leave this page now. Life abroad isn't all market-hopping, croissant-eating, wine-slurping, terrace-lounging and baguette-chomping, surprisingly enough. That's part of it, but there's another side which requires much more patience, flexibility and attention to detail; the side that involves paperwork, rejection, more paperwork, waiting, more waiting and perhaps, if you’re lucky, success. I say all of this because over the last year I've received many emails from readers asking for tips on how they can pick up their lives and move abroad to get their own piece of the French pie. "How can I become an expat?" I figured it was time to take the conversation off email and post suggestions for those who are genuinely serious and passionate about making the move abroad, two very important pre-requisites. For students: For In-Betweeners For creative types and independents For Professionals Other: Ready?
Italy: a guide to finding good value Tuscany and Umbria are by far the most popular destinations for villa holidays, and our online expert destination guides provide comprehensive information on the regions. But areas of Italy aside from these British favourites also have much to offer. The country has rich regional variety: in the north-west, the Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont, for example, have strong French ties; German is the first language of many in the Alto Adige region in the far north; and in the north-eastern, autonomous Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, the ethnic and linguistic cocktail includes Slovenian. Italy’s geography, but more its history – too long and fractured for uniformity – account for much of this variety. So where should you start? The Val d'Orcia, which stretches from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata, is a key wine-growing area. FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images If you are a first-timer, and plump for Tuscany, be sure to look beyond Chianti, between Florence and Siena, which is often densely wooded.