It will come as no surprise that the interior of our straw bale house has taken much longer to complete than the superstructure. Many, many friendly advisors told us this would be the case, and once we embarked upon the wattle and daub train I realised they were astoundingly accurate in their premonition! Progress also slowed markedly when the sofa made an appearance…
bamboo, by hand, clay, helping hands, natural materials, sharing, straw bale building, sustainability, sustainable building, wattle and daub, workaway
Progress on the house was somewhat slowed over the summer by the heat of the day, which lasted literally the entire day, from 11am-8pm throughout July and August. However, steady progress was made on the interior of the straw bale house.
animals, autumn, ceiling, community, dancing, diy, ecobuilding, ecofriendly, education, electrics, france, house, insulation, learning, nature, selfbuild, sharing, stove, straw bale building, straw bale house, summer, sustainability, woodburningstove, writing
Delving into the true essence of the people who are born, live and work in the mountains.
adventure, Collett's Mountain Holidays, france, hiking, Mountain work, Mountaineering, mountains, mountaintraining, nature, Outdoor life, Outdoor pursuits, Outdoor work, Pirineos, pyrenees, sharing, Spain, teaching, Team, Teamwork, The great outdoors, Travel, walking, Workingoutside
An account of the ups and downs, ins and outs of using lime render on our straw bale house.
alifelessordinary, diy, ecobuilding, education, france, learning, lesvignesbasses, Natural Building, natural materials, nature, no debt, sharing, strawbale, StrawBaleBuilding, Sustainable
Mongolia. A land of mystery, ferocity and intrigue. A land where the people maintain a strength as large as their legendary leader Chingis Khan. A land of horses, camels eagles. A land where the traveller can barely scratch the surface of the culture without becoming fascinated…
animals, backpacking, cold, culturalimmersion, culture, desert, education, GenghisKahn, ger, learning, mongolia, mountains, nomad, nomadiclifestyle, sharing, TransMongolianRailway, Travel, Ulaanbaatar, voyage, yurt
WWOOFing in Japan was one of the best things I have ever had the pleasure to encounter.
Permaculture, Sustainable Futures, Travel
blossomfestival, CherryBlossoms, culture, diy, education, family, forests, IThinkImTurningJapanese, Japan, japanesefestivals, JapaneseFood, Kyushu, learning, nature, realeducation, saki, sharing, spiritualism, sushi, sustainability, teaching, Travel, travellingslowly, upskilling, volcanos, volunteering, wood, WorldWideOpportunitiesOnOrganicFarms, writing, WWOOF