Join Date: Apr 2007
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Good point from Jean. Well worth thinking about particularly, as you say, you are not a loner. I well remember, when living for months in Spain and Portugal, hovering around motorhomes with uk number plates hoping to bump into a native English speaker. I had Chris to talk to and various non native English speakers but we just needed that connection with someone from "home".
With regards to the workshop. Over here it would probably go up for auction supported by adverts in the local/national press. Even one bid would see the problem solved.
Of course ebay has taken over a lot of that now so if auctions are not the done thing in Germany then perhaps listing items on ebay might bring in a buyer for the valuable items with a possibility that they would take away the not so valuable items too.
Perhaps an advert to sell the whole property"complete with fully equipped workshop" might attract someone who is newly retired? I know an engineer but his workshop is fully equipped and he is not too far off retiring himself. If I get the chance I will ask him if he has any ideas on avenues for you to explore.