To replicate the framework exactly. To restore entire walls. To disassemble the entire structure. To repair the crumbling roof. To empty thousands of m3 of wood already in storage. And above all, to retain its charm.
In another life, Mathieu, the pater familias, was a builder, a detail which made all this possible. 6am - 10pm, non-stop for 18 months.
The design, development, the vision: Marie came up with the project herself. Jura was her idea. Mathieu also knew how to work with wood (like any self-respecting builder). Where possible, he reused logs left in the workshop to create furniture.
When industrial activity at Salins-les-Bains was more active, it held its place amongst other sawmills, plasterers, a saltworks and pottery works. Is it all finished now? Yes, but the thermal baths keep history going and the saltworks are UNESCO listed!