Thursday, February 22, 2007

Archive one - THE HUT

I have been asked by a few people now to post some older photos of our house building adventure so that the whole process is here and I will, bit by bit. It all started with the little hut about four years ago now. That took us a year to build, working on and off, and we have been living in it for three years, the first without electricity or a bathroom which certainly taught us about getting by with a lot less that you think you need. So archive one is dedicated to the HUT.
Materials used: tyres, cans, cement and lime plaster, old towels and blankets, rebar to shape the dome, chicken wire, MUD and more MUD, a heap of recycled timber and six million screws...well maybe not six million but a lot anyway.

Monday, February 19, 2007

february and still we are

yes, it seems that we are leaving a ratty start to the year behind now weather-wise and we can get back on with things on the house. The only new thing since New Year are the windows which went in last week incredibly enough. I did some siliconing today. Sunny at last.

We have been using the house already though, the living room U makes a fab rehearsal room with really, really good acoustics and a nice git down in the hay feeling to it. Straw actually but it looks the part. The photos are from this weekend just past - practice with the band...