Breaking all the Rules of Carpentry

While we have been farming, my friend the cabinet maker has been building the shelves/ cabinets for the Coupe.  The Coupe is a Tiny House being built adjoining our Home.  Our Johns Mother  will live there when she is ready to retire. Until then it will be a divine little guest house.   Everything is …

The Fight of the Frisbee

TonTon and Blue. Dogs playing with a frisbee. Or is it really play? Bugger. Says Ton.  The boy never gives up. The unDaily View. Good morning. I hope you all have some loveliness in store for you today. It is pretty windy out here already this morning (very bendy tree) but thats OK  – the …

A Tiny Tour through the Tiny House

These shots of The Matriarchs Coupe were taken to send to the man who we hope will plaster our dry wall. This is a very specialised job, not for the faint of heart.   I thought you may be interested in the rough shots as well. They are boney and raw.   And I hope you …

The Goldilocks Windows

Designing and building a tiny self contained house disguised as a wing, with a chicken coop as its influence,  has been both a challenge and a delight.  Of course I am not doing the actual building. I was speaking metaphorically. The Kiwi Builder is doing all the building with a sure input to the structural …

The Tiny House – First Drawings

The Kiwi Builder and I have been spending a lot of time arranging and rearranging walls and condensing, decanting and extending ideas. The pea hens watch us at work from the verandah.  In fact yesterday the doors were left wide open, because it was another  beautiful  day and Pania and Kupa, being the opportunist peafowl …

An exciting development

We had all these plans for yesterday. I even made a list. Silly me.  Three things intervened.  Firstly it rained. Hard.   An inch fell. I am not complaining about that.  Then  the milking parlour pump spat the dummy. It did a proper job this time too.             So I …