I almost gave up in between, because it did not go according to plan. When I finally unlocked the door with an architect, we stood in a basement that was full of dry rot.
The architect warned me “You’ll ruin yourself!”
For a long time, nothing happened. However, when I contacted another expert, he gave the green light. There was no problem, it could be fixed. A construction company did that in two days.
Another hurdle seemed achieved. We could finally get on with building.
Nevertheless, more difficulties appeared, different demands from different authorities.
But I stuck to my plan, we built, painted and filled out applications. For months, I have armed myself with a full body protection suit and mask, demolished and cleaned everything on my own. Then the drywall and electricity had to be handled. It was all hands full.
In the end, from discovery to permission to run the fast food joint, it took a full 3 years.