About Us

The Rustic Chalet is owned by  Dean Mummery, a New Zealander who came over to France in 2013 with the hope of living the easy life in Provence.  After 2 years of relaxation, he was itching to return to work, and a decision was made to start a business in the French Alps.

The Rustic Chalet is based in Villarabout, Saint Martin de Belleville.

Dean is a French registered Artisan. Registered with the Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat de region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.  EIRL. Siret no. 803 974 500 00016

We have a team of high quality tradesmen, and together we transform dated chalets bringing them into the 21st century by creating bespoke furniture and kitchens and using locally sourced old wood to create feature walls and headboards and in so doing keeping the traditional chalet feel but staying clear of the 80s stained pine look.

From demolition to the final coat of paint, we cover everything. 

If you are looking to renovate an old barn or simply update a tired worn out apartment, email me with your details at dean@therusticchalet.com. Keep in mind if you have a large project, that there is a lot of work happening at any point in this region and I am normally booked up 8-12 months in advance.