How are things with Ik Vertrek’s Jansen family?

The family is working hard on their dream destination in Burgundy, they say on the program’s website. Although now they are ready to rest. The family said, “We realized how much work we had done last year just because of this incident, and that we should take a break now that the temperature has come down so much.”

“Since August 2021 we have been working non-stop, seven days a week, on our project and there are a few more on the starting blocks. We have started the demolition of the first floor in the attached gîte. Hopefully we will get it, but whether it will work…”

The first part of their project has been completed: two rooms are ready to rent. It doesn’t stop there. “Our recently purchased land will be the new entry point for people who want to stay with us with their camper. Once permits are issued next summer, camper guests will be able to access our camper site via a long driveway without having to take weird turns in the future.” The gîte is also easily accessible via this entrance. As long as permits are not obtained, we will keep our job so we can continue working on plans for 2023.”

All in all, the Jansen family can look back on a successful year. “We invested on many fronts. The palace, each other, the rooms, the people around us, new friends and colleagues, the French regimes (sometimes quite challenging): with everything. But what you give, you often get back and that is certainly true. We met With so many lovely people and many of whom we can call our friends. We are close to the locals and we feel accepted and at home.”

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And this is not unimportant: their children settled in at school, made friends and came home with good reports.

Everything is going exactly as hoped. “Despite the fact that life here moves at a slower pace, you live and experience it more intensely. This is the beauty of France. Now we understand Life in France! We are living our dream.”

I’m leaving It can be seen on NPO 1 on Sundays at approximately 6.50. Watch the episode with the Jansen family here Back.

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