In Daylesford we are…

With long service leave in place Ralf has more time for building. We are hoping that before winter sets in, the walls will be rendered with a final coat. So far we are able to enjoy our small disasters by calling them  “grand design moments!”.

The frame work for the south and west facing verandahs  is almost complete. The frame for the fly wire room and north facing greenhouse is also almost finished.

In the distance kangaroos visit a nearby paddock, their presence affirming and exciting.

Our building journey March 17-1

The guest house and main house are placed close together to make it easier for us to build a strong relationship with visiting woofers and guests. The guest kitchen and home kitchen are also close so that in the future cooking workshops can occur simultaneously within easy reach of each other.

Our building journey March 17-2

Ralf showing Artemisia how the pulley system is used to bring materials to the upstairs rooms.

Our building journey March 17-3

Building the barn doors.

Our building journey March 17-4

Barn door detail.

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Workshop doors.

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Light earth detail: the house is 1.5 storeys high. Our bedrooms will sit in the high attic space.

Our building journey March 17-7

Light earth detail.

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Our caravan is now under cover. The solar panel attached provides us with ample electricity for the lights used by our caravan.

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View from the east.

Our building journey March 17-12

Greenhouse frame. The greenhouse will be our passive heater for the lounge and bathroom. It is going to be fantastic!

Our building journey March 17-13

South facing verandah.

View from afar.

View from afar.

In Daylesford we are March 2015-1

In the long grass a cob web necklace.

 

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In the distance Kangaroos meet and greet.

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But scurry off on seeing me…sorry!

 

Our building journey March 17-22

Grassland jewels.

Our building journey March 17-1-2

Night sky with shooting star.

Our building journey March 17-2-2

Night sky 2.

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Camp fire.