The good thing about buying old French country homes, is that they generally come with a boat load of outbuildings .... former stables; pig sties, green houses and even bake houses. All redundant in today's changing lifestyles, but used instead for other purposes.
These pictures are taken in the garden of a friend of mine, in the melting snow, but you can get the idea. A little building, dating back to 1860; an old stable perhaps, or not ... whatever.
My friend hasn't decided how to use it, so it stands empty. Well positioned against a south facing wall, looking out across the width of the garden. At about 8' by 12' it is too small to be a guest room, not enough window light for a green house, but there must be other uses ...
a potting shed ... a writing room .... a laundry room .....?
Of course he could rip off the door and make everything smart and presentable, but I'd favour finding a use that would allow him to keep the old dutch door. I like the window shape too, with its low sill and original frame.
So tell me, what would you do to this little space to doll it up, and how would you use it if it were in your back yard?
The best ideas will be conveyed to my friend, I promise!