The idea of Project ‘Downsizing’ came from a realisation that we did not want to spend all summer outside mowing the lawn.

7 acres and a 5 bedroom converted mill with space to expand was just too large for us.  It was fabulous when Richard’s children were young.  They had space to run around, scream and shout, and just generally enjoy themselves.  Now they are grown up and living away from home!

Living in central France gave us options – did we want to stay here, did we want to move further south, did we want to return to the UK, or did we want to go somewhere else?

We started exploring …