We finally decided to go ahead and rebuild our second rocket stove (the one in the living room). My primary wishes were to rebuild the core (better) and to convert the relatively useless mass into a (small) bench. Iulia decided to make it a workshop and … 3 interested people showed up. During the first […]
Tana is what happens when a Border Collie digs under the fence to get to a neighboring Labrador.
Last winter we witnessed 24+ hours of water flowing down our road … millions of liters. The sound of running water was beautiful but the sight of that water escaping was sad. It caused some damage to the road leading up to our property. It was, I believe, a result of a wet season and […]
https://youtu.be/dql-D6JQ1Bc via Sunni
A house that was built in the late 80’s using Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language … how sweet to hear the talk of simple, natural, real unfolding: “there was never a real set of plans … it evolved and its part of a philosophy, you wait until you get in the context and then you decide […]
What a wonderful skill … beautiful work with a basic element and basic tools. I can imagine something like this being built over eathbag walls (though I don’t know about using it for an underground roof that may carry alot of weight … will it hold?) https://youtu.be/PB8TWMKHHMQ
The only place we’ve seen sunshine for the past … oh … I don’t know … at least a week, maybe two … was on a video call with Annelieke in Portugal. And this is what the 10 day forecast looks like: This is that time of the year where the sun can be absent […]
After winding down from the full-house weekend … we got back to our “regular schedule”. Marta stayed with us a while longer and helped us get almost to the finish line. We were excited to finally get to level 21. Here we are passing over the front arch for the first time: When we finished […]