Come on inside Mr Bird said the mouse, take a look at the things in a People House… …things like walls, and TV’s… …woahh! we are getting like a People House! The walls, although a bit finite for my liking, are beautiful. We are loving the MagRoc Board , its structural resistant to fire, water, insects and … More In a People House…
We’ve been in our house since Dec 2015 and the temporary kitchen has moved a couple of times since. First it was in the wash-house… ..then it moved to where the kitchen will be in the open living area. Electricity is still a daisy chain of extension cords running up the hill which limits us to … More Kitchen, heart of the home.
Here’s our little cabin (guest accommodation) in the Kahikatea’s at the bottom of our place. The shower can be seen down in the trees to the left of the cabin. Water runs from the tank behind the cabin through a gas califont in the shower (yes its hot!). The shower is set on a circle of … More Cabin in the woods…
On the building front once we got over mulch mountain, the next task was to insulate the house. We used a beautiful wool blend insulation from Terra Lana (http://www.terralana.co.nz/) and although Dayna complains the house smells like sheep, we’ve been cosy without heating ever since! Here is Todd – work in progress – installing the … More Insulation – Wool Blend
Things have been a bit quiet on the building front. While Todd has started his own business up here selling and installing Solatube’s amongst other healthy home solutions for HomeTech we’ve had another project on the go- moving mulch! 30 cubic metres of post peels from croft poles were delivered in our driveway, add bales of … More Mulch Mountain
The doors going out to the deck were glazed last month and we have been missing the night air naturally flowing through the house. This is the first time since December when we all moved into the house that we have been shut away from the night and I must say I prefer it open! … More Bring Back the Night Air
The first level of the deck is now complete, using the foreverbeech again but this time in grip-tread decking timber. The deck feels almost as large as the whole house which is a reflection of where we spend a lot of our time – outdoors! We catch a glimpse of the sea and are perched up … More Deck In The Tree Tops