Having a large percentage of our possessions in storage has been very conducive to reflection on “stuff”. How much stuff do we need? With our living space much reduced while we build our container home, we had to be quite strict with ourselves in what we kept out to use, and what went into storage. It has been a good life lesson on learning to do with less.Continue reading How Much Stuff Do We Need?
It’s winter in the Western Cape at the moment. With our Mediterranean climate, we are enjoying lots of rain. Lots of rain means lots of mud and this year the mud situation is quite crazy on our plot. If we are working outside on the container house project, we have to beware of slippery, squidgy, squishy mud. If we’re making our way indoors, we have to take care not to transport too much dirt inside. So, how do we go about dealing with mud?Continue reading We Are Dealing with Mud
We have been very grateful to have another car with which to run errands and get to places. The Nissan 1400 that Kevin spent so many hours repairing, has proved to be such a fun little get-a-round vehicle. My favourite part of the project has been the interior, probably because I had a chance to work on this section of the restoration.Continue reading Nissan 1400 Project is Complete!
Big projects usually come with glitches and the Nissan Champ rebuild project has been no exception. Kevin and Louis suffered a glitch that resulted in four days of extra work. What happened? And more importantly, what colour did Kevin choose to paint the bakkie?Continue reading Nissan Champ Rebuild – Exterior
Small Scale Engineering has a Nissan 1400 Champ that is in need of some serious repairs. We bought it some time ago as an affordable, nippy and small bakkie; perfect for getting through Cape Town’s narrow roads to jobs. We decided it is time for the Nissan 1400 Champ rebuild project!Continue reading Nissan 1400 Champ Rebuild; Body Repair
We’ve been living on a building site for ten months now. I’m sure you are wondering where and how exactly we are living since our house is not yet built. What problems have we faced with our temporary accommodation? How have we solved them?Continue reading Caravan Life on a Building Site
If you’ve been following our blog, you will already know that we moved from Cape Town to the countryside at the start of our shipping container project, about six months ago. Would you like to know what differences there have been to our daily lives since we moved?
It should only be a week or two before we hear from the Swartland Municipality and (hopefully) receive our signed plans. In order to distract ourselves from the impatience of having to wait before we can begin building work on the container house project, we decided to take a week off work and go away on a short holiday.
Kevin and I usually take a week off in winter and go away for a bit so the timing worked out quite well. One of our favourite places to go away for a break is Oudtshoorn.
It’s winter in Cape Town. The weather is cold and wet. The sun goes down early so our work days cannot last too long. After a hard, cold and damp day of labour, there’s nothing better than being warm under a blanket while reading an excellent book. And so, we kick off our second giveaway – an awesome book, set in the wild continent of Africa. Let me introduce to you, Alan P. Landau’s Langbourne series!
Kevin and Louis have been extremely busy with various work projects. They have been working long hours in order to complete their work, and due to the current workload, not much has happened with the container house project. Therefore we decided to tell you about our favourite frozen yoghurt and waffle house. Herewith our FrozenYo Review!