The APASSION Blog: The Build


Carpentry work commences at Chalet ALLURE

Whilst we’ve been busy at the chalet the artisans have been pushing ahead with the construction for Chalet ALLURE. The carpentry team from Chalets Carme have started on-site and are busily piecing together the wooden frame for the chalet with the aim of having the main … Continue reading

A Visit to the Carpenters

We recently organised a visit to the factory of Chalets Carme, where Pascal and his team are building the timber elements of our new chalet, Chalet ALLURE. Whilst we thought the purpose of our trip was to make decisions on … Continue reading

Chalet ALLURE – Building Work Commences

Following the recent announcement that we’re launching a second chalet to the APASSION portfolio, work is continuing apace on the development of Chalet ALLURE, despite some recent bad weather. With the footings dug and the concrete foundations laid, the brickwork … Continue reading

The Chalet APASSION ‘Potager’

Taking advantage of the warmer March weather here in Samoëns, in the French Alps, we took to the garden in order to build a “potager” Continue reading

Chalet APASSION opens for business!

Our first guests arrive in less than a week and the chalet is starting to feel very homely! The finishing touches are being made, with the final clean well underway and beds being made. The wood arrived yesterday for our … Continue reading

Time to move in!

We’re finally coming to the end of the building phase of Chalet APASSION in Samoëns, a mere 6 months after the first footings were dug. With the tilling and painting completed, the installation of the kitchen and our five ensuites are well underway Continue reading

Work continues apace at APASSION

Now the under-floor heating has been switched on we seem to have even more workman on-site then ever! Continue reading

Snow, and plenty of it!

Whilst the UK and parts of France came to a standstill last week, the French Alps continued as normal despite the heavy snow and freezing temperatures. Our committed builders made light work of the 40cm of fresh Grand Massif snow, … Continue reading