The Ups and Downs…

…of moving into an unrenovated space

The Ups

Affordable Rent

Lots of Space




The Downs

Everything Takes Time

Replacing missing and broken windows
Fixing shutters
Installing electricity
Connecting to the Internet
Getting rid of the smells

The Smell

We washed the walls, painted it twice with normal wall paint..
but the smell did not go away.
so we bought the expensive “anti-nicotine” paint and painted all the walls.
it improved the smell situation much better, but still it smells.
We are guessing it is also in the ceilings and floors which we can not replace. Now we are trying the “candle method” our friend told us.