Tales of an ordinary urban family who traded their beautiful house in the city for 6.5 acres in the country and built a house of straw and mud.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
So here we are
Everyone we have spoken to about our project has asked the same question "Have you got a blog?". The answer has always been "No - not yet" or "Watch this space". They've been asking these questions for almost three years now and it's about time we did something about it.
So what is this project and why did people find it interesting when we gave them the spiel?
As the blog description says - we're a domesticated urban family that decided to sell our beautifully renovated house in Wellington and up stakes to a 2.5 hectare bare land block in the country. The reasons for the move are many and varied and will probably be covered in future posts, but nevertheless move we did and at the time of writing this we're in the throes of building a energy efficient, passive solar, strawbale house in Carterton, Wairarapa.
This whole thing is part of a series of lifestyle changes that will hopefully see us relying less on industrialised, mass produced goods and services and more on traditional, local and sustainable alternatives.