Side story: One expression of our attempt to be focused and clear about finding land where we can create a home manifested the week after we arrived in Romania. Andreea began to purchase a local advertisements newspaper “Piata” which is published every Tuesday. She began to look at real-estate options so we could get a […]
Last Saturday (Feb 12) was an exhaustive and hugely fruitful day. We hired a taxi driver to tour around Cluj to get an impression of the lands in the area. Side-story: When we landed in Cluj, over 3 months ago, we exited the airport and wanted to take a taxi to the city. We were […]
Following a lengthy study-journey on wood-framing as a basis for hemp-lime construction I have recently begun looking into carpentry as a preparation for outfitting our future home with custom made furniture. At this point I am approaching woodworking with a practical outlook – we’re going to need kitchen cabinets to place our sink so that […]
Another source of some great videos (and lots of other stuff) about woodworking.
A great place, as implied by the name, for getting started with woodworking.
An excellent (my favorite so far) website for getting started and moving far into wood-working.
A nice 3 video sequence on measuring common roof rafters (the wooden beams that make up the surface of the roof): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpXjiN3fUoM
Around 3 weeks ago we joined Ina and Sabin on to see Suncuius where they purchased land for their house. It was an exciting first – not only because of the prospect of becoming land-owners but also of creating a life with friends and neighbors like Ina & Sabin. Lesson1: Romania is Beautiful I’ve not […]
In a country like Romania it is not unheard of to live on a property of land that has running water – so we’ve put that on our wishlist. In such cases hydro-electricity can be a very appealing source of electricity (though I have asked myself what would happen in case of freezing). With that […]
It seems that Clark & Tim, the guys who wrote Building Green, moved in the Passivhaus direction. They have a project called Nauhaus where they are attempting to bring together their past experiences with the Passivhaus standards. I believe, as I have written before, that the Passivhaus standard is not a practical nor sustainable form […]