When the builder arrived for his first day’s work, he noticed our stand-alone pellet fire on the terrazza and asked if we wanted to sell it. This pellet fire is near new as it was only used for one winter but now that we have the central heating pellet fire we no longer have a need for it. So we told him we did plan to sell it. Interestingly, he offered work in exchange for it. We listed the finishing of the fireplace, the lifting of the doorway to the terrazza (which we always hit our heads on) and the floating of the cement floors in the two “new” rooms in preparation for flooring. He agreed. With all of his skills and equipment already here doing jobs that would take us days, this was a perfect solution for both of us.