Saturday, 24 October 2009

Heating Elements

Install heating element in Birk and Kalles Room ...

The Electricity Project

Get The Electricity Project Part III Rolling ...

To Do ...

It has been a while since we updated the XHM side of things, but actually things are not as bad as they may seem.

The deck is done, the walls are painted, but still quite a few things "To Do" before we can call it a day and move on to other exotic options.

Therefore we will introduce the two tags "To Do" and "Done"

Guess it speaks for itself.

A simple todo list with a public touch to it.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

A Paint Job - II

A Paint Job - III

A Paint Job - I

We imported some real artists to get the house painted ...

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Pueblo in Bonn

OK, we need your help ;-)

The White Room needs one sofa, but only one and the decision is between BONN from EM and Pueblo from MIO.

The lamp from PS ( Ikea PS Svarva ) has already been decided, the question is do we go for style and leather or for cosy comfort ...

The Bonn

The Pueblo

What do you say ???

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Kalle's Room ...

or do we call it a mess ?

Birk's Room ...

Some smaller details still missing, like 3 7W bulbs, but getting there ...

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Grass II

The very first grass cutt'ng ...

... took less as 1/2 hour this year :-)

I am going to eat you ... alive

Last year we moved these lovely little beauties from the front side to the back with Seb little toy ... and yes they are alive and kicking !

It's coming ...

Don't walk on the grass ...

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Code Red II

Code Red

After the white latex it was time to get some color in the room ...

Saturday, 11 April 2009


Friday, 10 April 2009

Another View II

Big Bag


Another View

Birk's Room II

Still work in progress ...


Thursday, 9 April 2009

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

51 and a little ...

Really not sure why Swedish Meters has these all whatever measurements on them ... ?
Any other reason beyond nostalgic moods ?

29.6 cm is 29.6 cm and not 51 something :-)

Wivi's Friend - Day 2

Birk's Room

Work in Progress ...

Sweet 16

16 Gyproc Boards, each weighing close to 25 kg that is close to 400 kilos ... ouch :-)

Wivi's new friend ...

... has arrived !?!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Water Day ...

Yesterday was the Vote Earth Day or Earth Hour Day and we did switch off the lights at 8:30 PM.

Not always that easy when you have home automation active and use motion detectors to switch on lights (and thus conserve energy) but since all motion detectors are connected with velcro, a simple tour round the house fixed that problem.

For next year I think we should commit to a full hour of no electricity, so its a more active gesture and reflection of how we handle energy and raw materials we take for granted like clean water to drink (hence the picture).

Two weeks ago we emptied our well by accident, and some dirt blocked the fall back valve (or whatever that thing is called) and we spent a few days without running water while trying to determine the actual rootcause and getting an engineer on site. So we had to use the neighbours water in buckets.

And I really think it is a great experience, not just for us as adults, but especially for the kids.

Water is not something you can take for granted by opening the valve.
Water is all around us, but we need to take care of it.

We use it to shower, we use it to make food, we use it to spool the toilet, we use it to make coffee, we use it ...

I don't want to sound like a preaching evangelist here, but just wanted to suggest you take the experiment one day of shutting down the main water valve and see how many places in house you actually do use water ... for granted.

Now back to the hot tub :-)

The Entrance

Screws ...

Okie, I don't know what Freudian thing it is with pictures of screws, it is just I tend to find them everywhere :-)

Gonna introduce the tag [ screw ] I guess

Saturday, 28 March 2009

[Beta 1.0] 6 Months in 120 seconds

OK, This is just a first beta of the little movie we will produce after the Easter break so we have something to show at our opening party, but we wanted already to give it a try and see if we had enough pictures ...

No sound, just images, 120 seconds of pictures :-)

If you know a nice soundbite for the next one, let me know ...

The Kitchen

It has been rather slow here with updates lately, but now that we reached one of our gates in the project plan, it's time to give a quick overview of where we are before we kickstart the easter bunny project :-)

The Kitchen ... before and after :-)


Monday, 23 March 2009


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Shit Happens

Well indeed, since yesterday one of the main fuzes started to blow on a regular basis, and we thought the main culprit was the extra space we had opened and thus the increase on our heating elements ...

Even this morning we went through a downcycle of shutting down the hot tub and floor heating to make sure we could warm up the house ... but the fuse kept on blowing.

So what did we change recently ... euuhhhh, nothing really.
Snow is melting, so the second culprit was considered the temporary wiring we are running outside, but again no luck ...

And then it downed on me ... one of the BB's had pulled the temporary electricity to our pump in the biowaste center and I plugged it in yesterday again ... and the temporary electrical plug was tipping in the water .... a pretty burned out experience ...

Shit happens ...

Wired Again

Now that we moved zone from the front to the back, it is wiring time again ...

Tuesday, 24 February 2009