Homeless, thank god for motorhome

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  1. Frankie

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    Hi, after a devastating thatch fire in our row of 3 cottages on the 2nd April we are now homeless,
    Living in the motorhome on the driveway until we can work out our next move. Lost everything except the clothes we walked out in and the few things we managed to grab. Slowly getting back to a bit of normality now but has been a hard 2 weeks. It is possible we may full time in van until the cottage is rebuilt, thinking 1 year to 18 months so will be looking at local sites to see if it feasible next week. Things can only get better from now on.
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    Oh dear......:(
     
  3. Allanm

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    At least you got out safely.
    Can't you stay on your driveway? We have been living in our van on the driveway for long periods while we renovate our house in France.
    Of course you might need a generator.......
     
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    so sorry to read about the fire, hope you are back in soon. from experience, being able to live in the motorhome on the drive or garden will help with keeping the builders on track
     
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    So sorry to hear about the house- but glad you are ok in yourselves. Thank goodness for M Home and good luck with the re build . We have stayed in our M home/cooked in it when we were having a re furb of the house: but it must be such a shock for you re the fire. Get some counselling as well as some builders quotes, such a shock for you and take care in next few months xxK
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    :( just sending hugs... to keep you all going. :( Hope it soon sorted for you.
     
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    Lucky escape, although it may not quite seem like it yet

    Even more lucky the MH wasn't parked too close

    Very best of luck sorting things out (y)
     
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    We all hope so.
     
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    That is devastating for you to loose everything, but thank goodness you are safe and unhurt. I hope the rebuild goes ahead soon and you are back in your home.
     
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    That is dreadful, thank goodness you got out ok.
     
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  11. Frankie

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    Oh no that is terrible for you looks like it will take a very long time. So sorry.
     
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    Best wishes to you in this dreadful time.
     
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    Sorry for your loss @Frankie . Is everything downstairs a write-off too?
     
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    My thoughts are with you..
     
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    Sorry to hear& see that but glad you got out safely .
     
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  17. Frankie

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    Yeah total loss, bed is now in lounge under burnt beams and thatch. Insurance loss adjusters will not enter for contents as declared unsafe so left to us to itemise and value, bloody nightmare.!!!!
     
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    Sorry to read this.
    But I wish you all the best over the next few months.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your disaster and as it sounds like it will be some time before you are able to return to your home I suggest a call to the insurance loss adjuster before moving into your van. The cost to the insurance company of providing you with furnished temporary accommodation for that period of time can outstrip the actual repairs to the house. A deal should be done before you do anything.
     
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    Blimey, hope it gets sorted out.
     
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