About us and how we came to live, work & build in Loulé


We have been renovating and developing houses since 1984 when I signed for my first mortgage age 17. Yes 17! My (now) husband was 19. We met when I was 16 and he was 18. We soon decided that we couldn’t afford a new home or one in decent order so we took on a two bedroomed semi-detached house in need of renovation in a good location near to where I worked. Fast forward two years, many hours of DIY and all our money spent on paint, carpets, wallpaper and many tools, we sold the house for almost 3 times the original buy price.

We were hooked and continued to renovate, extend and develop many homes until 2017 when we sold a large house with no less than 22 rooms. This is when we realised we could achieve our dream of designing and building our own minimalist home somewhere a little warmer overseas.

My husband owns a recruitment company placing senior executives and corporate professsionals. He also helps me with my real estate and property development business, meeting and working with my clients  in Loulé,

Our son graduated last year from Plymouth University, achieving a First Class Honors BSc degree in Navigation & Maritime Science. In January this year he started his maritime career as a Navigation Officer with Princess Cruises.


We moved with Ginger the Hungarian Vizsla and Pebz the Jack Russell to Salir, north of Loulé. Ginger enjoys visiting my office, chasing lizards and snoozing in the sunshine, a huge improvement on the many days spent watching the rain fall in Devon!

In spring 2018 I bought a Vespa Scooter from the Vespa store in Loulé. It’s amazing to ride in the sunshine every day. The roads are in great condition, the majority of drivers are very considerate and its a pleasure to ride through towns and villages, hopping on and off for coffee, great local food and sightseeing.

New chapter!

Turn-key property solution

In 2019, I partnered with the construction company I selected to build my home, and now also offer real estate, property development and investment services in and around Loulé. If you want to build your dream home in Central Algarve, we can assist you from land purchase, design, planning approval, engineering, construction, interior design, delivering a complete turn-key property solution.

For a risk and stress free property development solution, call me today for more information. UK +44(0)7791 07911 Portugal +351 938 864213

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