You can read in various places that bamboo is a fast growing plant, it’s still impressive when you experience it in real life. The first picture below was taken on the 26th of march 2022 and the second one on the second of april 2022; exactly 7 days apart. You can see two bamboo shoots; […]
A long time ago I found this Brinno GWC (or TLC100) timelapse camera at a flea market. it’s quiet a cool gadget to document construction projects and very easy to setup. It’s battery powered and weatherproof. It will shoot pictures at a time interval you can define and merge them into a .avi movie file.
Last sunday it was time to travel. And it felt surreal. We have been preparing this for quite a time, the last two weeks we were living in the house of a friend as we had to leave out rental appartment, hence we had already packed our suitcases. But now it was time to really
A sad/concerning observation I made in Paraguay was that people will regularly clean their lawn, garden, patio but will burn the cuttings; something I will avoid at all costs. The organic residues are your future fertiliser/humus if put to use correctly. Why waste such a valuable resource. When I started to work with Ramon, I
The decision to build with containers was taken. The basic layout was defined. I just needed to make it happen. In my absence between 2014/2015 I agreed with Ramon that he would build back part of the building, saving as much building material as possible: wooden posts corrugated metal roofing roofing tiles bricks doors windows
How did I come to the conclusion to build with containers… Container buildings has become fashionable in the last years. While I don’t consider them very sustainable, they offer some advantages, which came in handy for my situation. Around 2014 I used to stay around 6-8 months per year in Paraguay. I had shipped part
In 2001 I bought an old farmhouse in Kyburg, Switzerland and began renovating it by myself. I had a profound interest in integrating alternative, sustainable technologies in that process: Adding solar panels Replacing the oil heating with something more environment friendly This ideas turned out to be more difficult to implement at that point in