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Announcing Our Structural Engineer!

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We are finally able to release the details of our structural engineer! Quotes have been received, documents signed and deposits paid. Full steam ahead! We are very excited about this particular structural engineer, because Kevin has worked with him before on a project. Kevin and John work well together, so we expect that this part of the project will go smoothly. Without any further ado, may we present to you, John Moll of GM Civil Engineers.

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The Changing Seasons on our Plot

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We’ve been living out in the countryside for six months now, and have had the privilege of enjoying several seasons already. The changes that come with the seasons have seemed much more real than it did when we lived in Cape Town. It has been a wonder-filled journey and I’ve been absolutely loving it! Here are some of the nature-filled experiences we got to enjoy.

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Super Interesting Welding Facts You Didn’t Know

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We will be building our new house out of metal boxes (a.k.a. shipping containers). There is, therefore, going to be quite a bit of welding involved so we thought we’d share with you some interesting facts about welding. You may be surprised to find out how fascinating this subject can be…

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Papery Review; How I Keep This Blog in Order

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Giveaway Closed.

In July I came to the conclusion that a diary would be a huge help in keeping this blog in order. July really isn’t the time of year to be looking for a diary but unbelievably I found something. With that in mind, I would like to introduce you to the Multiplanner from The Papery. The Papery have also sponsored us something special to run as a giveaway, so read on to find out the juicy details. 

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Weed Control. Petrol Brush Cutter from Adendorff

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When we look back at our older posts, such as the one about digging holes for the container footings, it’s amazing to see how green our yard is now in comparison to when we moved onto the property. A few months of rain and we have grass and weeds growing up to our knees! We decided we had to do something about this lush foliage. A petrol powered brush cutter was our solution to the problem.

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An Oudtshoorn Distraction

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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.

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Meet our Blog-Bot & Win a Container House Project T-Shirt

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You may have noticed our new blog-bot appearing on some of our recent posts. His first appearance was on the post about the anvil repair. Here’s your chance to meet this little character and help us come up with a name. We’re also giving away a Container House Project T-shirt! 

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Building Site Life; Green Planet Laundry Review & Giveaway

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Giveaway closed.

We are so excited to be working with Green Planet Laundry for this post’s Green Planet Laundry Review & Giveaway. You’ll find the link for the giveaway at the end of this article. Don’t forget to share the competition with your friends on social media to earn extra entries, as the more shares you send out, the higher your chances of winning. This Green Planet Laundry Giveaway is one you don’t want to miss!

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