In March 2013, we decided to enter the real estate market. We purchased a house outside Gothenburg in Sweden which is in need of a complete renovation. We are going to blog our every move on this website so you can watch our progress and hopefully learn some do’s and do not’s for renovating. The house is approximately 150 m2 and the land is around 1650m2, so it is no small project! It needs new EVERYTHING. The decision to buy a house in need of renovation was to enter the market at a level which we could eventually make a profit, we wanted to purchase something in a good area with good potential, which is not easy to come by in Gothenburg. We have 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 4 bedrooms, a massive open plan kitchen and big garden to do. Drainage, heating, new walls, floors etc etc are in front of us. Sounds like fun, right?
Who are we?
A couple, we have been together for around 3 years. Fredrik loves to build and fix things, he is trained as a cabinet maker and works in Sales at Beijer Byggmaterial (a building supplies store). Amanda is in to everything business and can’t really fix anything, but likes to plan, project manage and attempt to help where allowed and Fredrik doesn’t deem too dangerous. Amanda is not really good with sharp objects.