This image is taken from a strawbale home built by the Kennedys. Maybe something like this which combines a cookin stove can work for us in our living space?
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We are going to need a utilities room that needs to accommodate diverse needs. Though it is not clear what systems we will actually be using for heat and energy – following our a few things we may need: Laundry machine. Freezer. Hot water system: Pressurized and insulated hot water tank (300-500 liters?). Extension tank [...]
Though it is far from being the most frequented space in our houses to date it is a space that when properly addressed defines it. Quiet: It should be completely immune to the natural noises of the house – this way it does not impose on the actual functioning of the house. The house shouldn’t [...]
We like the sense of space, light and warmth in this bedroom. The bed is also very nice and looks like something we can create by ourselves. We came across it here.
We recently came across this shape (at Starbucks in the Iulius mall) and it resonated deeply with us. We see in it a symbol of growth and expansion built on a solid foundation. As we spent some time with it we realized it’s already been a part of our life for some months. We found [...]
So we’ve been playing around on our own trying to piece together a vision of our home. It’s quite challenging as we try to balance out numerous themes: Function – getting in everything we want and need. Space – keeping a sense of space without exaggerating and leading into a house that is prohibitively expensive [...]
Our inital wishlist included an attic studio space – another kind of getaway place within the house. It is an indulgence not a necessity and it is also an added expense which we are trying to keep down. This also brough us to consider creating an attic that we can one day, if we need [...]
So Andree injected another new idea into the process – a Terrarium – just like an aquarium but with earth instead of water. A terrarium simulates a stable environment in which specific plants can grow. In our agricultural conversations the topic of a greenhouse has come up numerous times as a means of growing plants [...]
We’ve been trying to juggle lots of thoughts of how things need to be arranged inside a home. This morning we found some kind of metaphor which has been helpful in making sense of it all. It crystallized when we recognized the two extremes of play and meditation. Meditation is best in an isolated and [...]
We want an elevated house. We don’t want a house with a hollow space beneath it – mostly because it feels like an unhealthy and stagnant void. Still we wanted our house to be elevated for two reasons: (1) to protect and prevent water from reaching the hemp walls; (2) to offer reasonable protection in [...]