The main building
We have kept and renovated the old tin roof. A concession to the new falters is that all new sheet metal is double folded.
The old eaves plate, which has been rusted, is replaced by new, like eaves plate.
All drainpipes are replaced by new, period pipes.
The house panel is overdressed with a new panel with the same profile as before.
All the windows, which were missing, are newly made by a local carpenter, after the old model. Where there were simple outer arches, we have supplemented with inner arches. Otherwise, we have chosen connected two/triple glazing.
All exterior material, except the ceiling, is painted with old-fashioned linseed oil paint.
Inside, we started to put up large efficient electric elements but realized that this might not be environmentally optimal. Therefore, we have removed all of these and instead installed geothermal heating. It is not time-typical, but the house has previously been equipped with water-borne central heating and with the rock heat we avoid a large part of the wood handling and the environmental impact of wood burning.
There are still two wood stoves and the kitchen's wood stove. On the one hand, it is a safety for power cuts and, on the other hand, it provides a not insignificant cozy factor.
In a step to ensure our quality of life and the quality of our lives, we have had our drinking water analysed, even though it is municipal water. Rated top quality.