|Morning sun over Eastern wing... Wee bit of that pomegranate poking its head into view there on the left:)|
|Kitchen at night. All LED lights we went for...|
|That kitchen range. A Rizolli (Italiano), 20KW capacity at|
full blast. This is the heart of the heating system in winter
when the sun shineth less. Nikita-built hood there, using part
of one of the old floor beams..
|the utility room / casa das machinas..|
|From kitchen into the hallway, multitudes of wood going on here.. Local oak post, pine floors, ash and chestnut|
rafters (holding up the mezzanine), Romanian oak for other floor in kitchen and hall (and windows n doors).
|Liberian whale and Senagalese cloth making a show..|
|Gallery in daytime|
|The pad Nikita built, and now slobs in|
happily (facebook junkie that he is)
|Kira's side of the Mez.. equipped with|
rapid descent system for those
emergency response moments
|The writer's room...|
|Kira's upper deck, leading to Monica's room of requirement|
(I mean creativity). Dash of colour from Afghanistan here thanks
to Yaquub's Turkmen carpet emporium in Islamabad!
|Descenting downstairs now, Meruch's steps, fair|
few bits to finish off down here. Argh.
|so all down here already underfloor heat prepared..|
|Supposed to be the sitting room / movie zone. But Nikita's turned it|
into a carpentry workshop! (Kids these days...).
|Monica's mosaiced shower friend, Haku the river dragon|
in the downstairs toilet zone...
|From our one room shelter looking down to the slightly larger main house.|
So this bothy in foreground took up most of year 2, the monster in the back
year 3 and 4.. Or did I loose count? Anyway, lots of covered space!
|The much used labour party table. Yet to be covered|
in those kiwis and passion fruit that grow slower than
|One of our many avocado|
experiements.. This one doing
not too bad. Seemed to appreciate
the old port barrel (who wouldn't
at this point?)
|The compost toilet|
still going strong after 3 or 4 years. Another
class Paulo design n build.
|Blast from the past. 2010 I think, Joao et co, getting the structure in place|
for the main stairs and east facing downstairs door way (see first picture).
Woah, top right of photo is now the kitchen.. Phew...
|The three musketeers that will carry on for the next adventure, while Nikita goes back to school (finally!)|