There is no avoiding the fact that moving to a new country is crazy expensive. That coupled with the fact that we have literally nothing in our new house means that we are having to be super thrifty when in comes to sourcing new things. We made the decision a while back that we were going to try something new this year and build up our first home together using primarily recycled and freecycled pieces. Having just left one IKEA palace we are keen not to recreate it here! So far our foraging seems to be paying off. I am especially pleased with our new cuckoo clock which was gifted to us (along with the absinthe!) by a lovely couple who were doing a similar thing and moving all they way across the country to Vancouver. It had been in their family for generations and now is very happily hanging on our wall. I thought in light of this week’s excellent finds that I would turn this into a new little series for le blog, aptly titled ‘The things we find for free‘. In the coming weeks and months, I am sure we will be adding to our collection.


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