Cottage Renovations 2016


1- New coat of paint on roof. 2- Re-plumbed bathroom 3- Plumbed kitchenette Still to come ( Spring 2016 ): - Lay foundation for stoep - Install back stoep door - Repair Ceiling - Paint sitting room. -Install garden and orchard.

Permaculture


Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by Australians David Holmgren, then a graduate student, and his professor, Bill Mollison, in 1978.

Front door is in and on.


Have been slow on renovations in the last 12 months, but alot is coming together. The bigger picture. I am planning on having the back stoep, front of the house living room up and running by the beginning of Spring 2013. The cottage is also under repair and priority one for guests and wwoofers. Been … Continue reading Front door is in and on.

Oregon Pine


After a bit of research on refurbishing Oregon pine wood it, not knowing much about, i have come to another interesting story with possibly alot of truth. The Anglo-Boer war was manifested by the taxes of transport on Oregon pine being shipped from the United States to South Africa during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Flooring … Continue reading Oregon Pine

Braai Area DIY


This is a water resivour that has been suggested to use as a storage area, braai area or as a water resiviour. Well being a South Africa, I rate a braai area bru. It's an eye sore. Its right in the middle of the back garden. Its green with rotted tin, rotted beams and cracked … Continue reading Braai Area DIY

Guest House Renovations


We were supposed to opened our doors on the 1st of March 2012. That could be delayed by a few months, but we have already started working. It's a three bedroom with a single bathroom en-suite. Um that's about it, I think it's a converted garage, with lots of unused foundations outside. Things that have … Continue reading Guest House Renovations