How did this pass the building code/inspection?

I was somewhat hesitant to walk under this little addition to the family home.

Its framework is all wooden, and let me tell you,  it’s beginning to show signs of age. I hope they don’t hold any big dance parties in there.


I am impressed with the Venetian computer technician who yesterday diagnosed the problem and repaired my laptop so quickly (and economically). Thank you, Luca, for recommending him.



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40 responses to “How did this pass the building code/inspection?

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  2. We had one of these extensions on a little place we stayed at in Garmisch in the Bavarian Alps. It was fine until it rained heavily one night and it became a very fancy shower!

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  3. I bet someone was paid off. Maybe the neighbors, maybe some official. Goodness. And the wood’s decaying? Well, just don’t go that way… Here where I live, that’s called in-fill, by the way.

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  4. Maybe it just floated into place during a flood.
    Glad your laptop is fixed Yvonne. I wonder if the Italian understood Australian ……. are you sure that it’s fixed ? 😉 ❤

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  5. Since when did Italy have a building code?

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  6. The addition should have extended a bit longer so that it could reach the opposite house wall for support. If all the families on that calle decided to do the same, they could make a nice sotoportego. 🙂 On the other hand, the middle rooms wouldn’t have windows. 😦 Unless they make a skylight. 😉

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  7. That looks like a media story waiting to happen. Yikes!

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  8. I wonder where the property line is. What if the neighbor across the street wanted a similar addition? They must be a less contentious bunch than we Americans are. Here people complain if your trees obscure their view.

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    • Property line, now that’s an interesting idea, Judy. Given that it hangs over public property (the street), it becomes even more intriguing.


      • For some reason when I was growing up my father never considered the street as public property. He had the idea that “his” property extended to the middle of the street….after all he paid taxes on the street too.
        Yeah, right.
        In in my vicarious meanderings on my last trip I walked under more than a few of those with nary a thought to a hard hat.
        I don’t worry about ladders or broken mirrors and I only worry about one black cat who can probably take care of himself but I coddle him anyway.

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  9. Isn’t that sweet? The room saw a mouse.

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  10. It’s a mother-in-law apartment.

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  11. Jane

    I always wonder how much weight those clay tiles add!

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  12. Well, I doan care what you think about that building. I think it’s fantastic that people can build what they want if they have the skill and not enough money to pay some hi falutin academic archytec to do it who hasn’t got a practical bone in his body. Well done that bloke. He was probably called Geraldo in Italay and of course in Australia he would have been called Gerry.

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  13. Andante

    We do hope it’s not a toilet annexe! Perhaps there ought to be a small pile of builder-type hard hats at either side of the protrusion, for passers-under to pop on as they go through the calle? Glad your laptop has recovered.

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