oh… hmmm… not good.

So to continue on, I took down the gas heater and ripped out the last of the walls. I tested a small part of the floor in the corner and found it to be wet. I tore open more of the Lino floor covering (it came off really really easiy because of the wet floor boards). The wood underneath that part was so wet I could nearly stick my finger through it without much effort…. I definately could get my hammer through it without any effort!!  The glasswool underneath had compressed to about a third of its size due to it having soaked full of water.

eh… I wouldn’t stand there if I were you  😛


I think I have provided enough evidnce that the floor is in fact wet and does in fact  NEED to be replaced…. shame I’m the one paying for it  😦  Not a good idea being your own ladlord!!


and yes, my hammer is also a bottle opener. Most essential tool for any builder!! If you can’t fix it by hammering, get hammered yourself!


rolling, rolling, rolling.

Unforeseen circumstances meant that I had to move my trailer on Sunday night.

Luckily my boyfriend’s neighbour has a John deer and is a really nice guy. So on short notice (i.e. called that day, picked up tha day) my trailer was moved about 60km outside Munich. Which is annoying for the renovation but hey, can’t please everyone.

We filled it with everything I had stowed away under it, packed it up, closed the windows and waited for a tractor to come pick up my home.


The John deer took it no bother. It didn’t even huff!


This was my view then for the ride. We stayed behind to make sure nothing happened.  My trailer was very good, he followed the tractor all the way to his new home.  It was weird to see it drive. It’s chassy is so narrow compared to the actual trailer-body, it looks so funny!!

Thank you Mr. Neighbour  😀


Shiny new pipes.

After our amazing detective skills showed that the broken rain-drain-pipe was the cause of the water coming in, we went off and got new ones! Shiny new ones!

We attached them with rivets and closed up any possible holes with silicone… lots and lots of silicone  🙂





Hopefully the water will stay out of my walls now  🙂

Wet Floor



In the last post I said that the floor by the door was wet… weeeeell… there’s a lot more of the floor wet than I thought. I opened up the lino in some places to have a look. I found A LOT of dark spots and wet spots, very wet  spots.

which means: floor must be replaced.

Here’s a wet spot. DSC_0771

It goes to about here (dark part)


To find out where the water was getting in we went and attached a hose to the fire hydrant out on the street  (the place has to running water so we use a hydrant that attaches to a mains pipe in the road, it counts the water that goes throuh and we pay that amount then, pretty much like any water meter…. i know Ireland doesn’t have them but in Germany you have to pay for clean water.)

So, hose is attached, drag it to the trailer and make it “rain”. Boyfriend on the ladder playing the rain-god and I’m inside watching for leaks.


we took the paneling off beside the door (by the first wet spot) to see if we could see the water coming in.


yes, yes I could see it coming in.


oh god, everywhere!



We packed away the hose and began planning the new Rainpipe. The broken drain was definately the cause.

But because of the other wet spots I also took the paneling off one half of the trailer…. luckily it started raining so we could see first hand what the rain did. (a hose isn’t the best “rain” because it is much stronger, usually, and a lot more water is expelled on one area than when its actually  raining.)

So the trailer inside went from this: DSC_0778

to this: DSC_0786

And we found this:

WET!! Wet walls, wet glasswool, wet floor, wet everything.


I tore up a part of the floor with the help of a friend and we found water…. wet water. The wood of the floor had turned nearly black because it was so wet, it smelled pretty awful too!!



No point in sitting around whining about it… its wet and its going to stay wet unless I do something about it.


To the drain-pipe store!!!