Crofty Goals

We’re on a mission to change how we live, starting with reducing our consumption and impact on the environment. Our first step will be to move to a smaller house with more outdoor space to produce our own resources. Enter: Rose Cottage.

Here’s a very general list of milestones. I am completely certain that this will change as we progress!

Pre Construction

  • Complete repairs to house in Scottish Borders – Complete!
  • Put house in Scottish Borders up for sale – Complete!
  • Receive offer(s) for house in Scottish Borders – Complete!
  • Place formal offer for Rose Cottage – Complete!
  • Acceptance of offer for Rose Cottage
  • Conclude house sale and cottage purchase
  • Move north!
  • Clear space for caravan at Rose Cottage
  • Site caravan at Rose Cottage
  • Connect caravan to utilities
  • Move in to caravan
  • Clear overgrowth from around Rose Cottage


  • Gut cottage
  • Complete roof work
  • Complete exterior wall work
  • Rebuild chimneys
  • Window installation
  • Exterior door installation
  • Carpentry work
  • Connect plumbing to mains water and sewer
  • Connect electrical
  • Rewire cottage
  • Install insulation
  • Central heating installation
  • Interior plaster work
  • Flooring installation
  • Install bathroom fixtures
  • Install kitchen fixtures
  • Solar?