Storm Keating has said that herself and her husband Ronan have been suffering "huge financial losses" as they try to build their dream home. The couple have been building their house for the last five years.
Storm has opened up about the trouble the pair have faced trying to build their dream home. She added that she is "exhausted" as she has become the contractor to get the house finished.
"My bones ache from labour; my throat is coarse from construction dust; my eyes burn from overtiredness; and my heart hurts for all the hours I don’t get to spend with my children, stepchildren, husband, family, friends and importantly myself", she said.
"I will not give up"
Storm continued, "But I will not give up. I will get this house built and finally move my family into their home after what has already been over 5 years".
"If you didn’t catch my post a few weeks back with my welding gear on… well our family have had a tough run of it these last number of years".
"Now we’re building the house ourselves and it’s me who is the main contractor".
"First step was ripping down walls/ ceilings/ ext facade/ insulation & remediation works etc".
"Huge financial losses"
Following the setbacks that the couple have since faced, Storm said that the pair have suffered "huge financial losses".
"Despite the massive back foot and the huge financial losses, we didn’t give up and we are now on the home straight to finishing an ultra-contemporary ZERO CARBON house for our family to call home for what will most likely be, the rest of our days", the Austrailian fashion designer said.
"This long weekend I even had (Ronan) on the tools every day from dawn to dusk (and some more!) in an effort to close everything up".
Storm also revealed that a new page has been set up @thekeatingshouse, will be like "a one-stop shop for best trades, products, ideas, tips, sustainable choices and of course… what not to do!".
"We’ve had such an awesome team and I can’t wait to share them all with you on our house page (@thekeatingshouse) in due course", she added.
Storm also added, "Hopefully by the end of the day, the pressure will ease and we can finally start smooth sailing on to the finish line with our amazing team of plasterers/ decorators/ tilers/ flooring installers/ stone fabricators and joiners who are all lined up and ready to go".
"Motto of the story - most things take hard work and perseverance".
"When life throws you lemons, dust yourself off and make some sh*t hot lemonade. Better still… then sell it and make a profit"
"The profit in our picture won’t be financial, but it will be the feeling of knowing we did it and by rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty".
"We have literally poured out heart, sweat and tears into our family home and we didn’t let them break us".
The Marie Keating Foundation
Last week, singer Ed Sheeran headlined the Concert 4Cancer in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation set up in memory of Ronan Keating's late mother Marie.
The concert was set up to help raise awareness and funds , supporting Irish cancer patients. It also featured the Riptide Movement, Gary Barlow, Aslan and Anne-Marie.
It was also presented by Ronan Keating and Anna Daly.
Boyzone singer Keating showed his appreciation of the "Bad Habits" singer.
Thank you buddy https://t.co/bUHMPTQe23— Roaming Keating (@ronanofficial) August 27, 2021