Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 - Rebuilding the studio

Jump forward a few years... I've moved between various rentals a few times and now my studio home is finally becoming reality!

The plan has changed countless times. We've now scrapped the idea of moving the existing frame and are instead going to lift it up and excavate the earth underneath so that the existing slab can be extended and topped off to make a level foundation - always helpful when building ;)
So the floor plan will look something like this:

From this derelict shed:

We begin...
and in no time at all, there's a building taking shape.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 Updates

I've been struggling to find photos of the interior for the year 2015 so it seems this year was all about the garden!

Oh and the arrival of the first grandchild (my niece)

Why is Bill Murray constantly showing up in our family photos?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Photos of 2014: Garden

you've probably heard the saying, "the house of a builder is never finished". Well, this is true.
As we approach the middle of 2014, though there have been many little changes to our home inside and gradual improvements to the outside, there will always be long term projects that are constantly changing, being added to or delayed.

First of all, the ever changing:

The garden.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Love it here

it may not seem like it, but we haven't forgotten this blog completely ;)

been busy living, tidying, finishing and constantly improving bits and pieces around here. We're still nailing down skirting boards, fitting out the pantry, installing solar power & water...and finding out what its like to live here when there is a cyclone & the river is flooding. More photos when we've cleaned up a bit

Thursday, December 6, 2012

After the move: Kitchen

When we moved in we didn't have a kitchen counter top. Then, 2 days later:

I'll have more photos soon...that is, AFTER we've completely unpacked and cleared away the chaos of moving. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Moving Day

For two weeks from dawn to dusk we packed boxes. 
Two truck loads later...

the heaviest piece of furniture had to be the first to move in

Four truck loads later

welcome to our nightmare!