The House That Worked Out

hand-building an eco-home without buckets of money, skills, or a clue

The story of how our family escaped the city and made a life in the country in the face of the impending zombie apocalypse.


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Hot Tub Fail # 1

Hot Tub Fail # 1

It is the school holidays, and right on schedule, we completed our woodfired hot tub and excitedly put it to the test. We filled a 1000litre tank with frigid cold creekwater, pumped this creek water into the tub, lit a fire in our DIY barrel stove, and waited.... read more
Winter Warming

Winter Warming

Happy Winter Solstice!!  On this, the shortest day of the year, it is only natural that we have turned our attentions to ways to beat the winter chill. A few weeks ago on our facebook page, we did a little survey to see what people prefer:  a sauna or a hot tub.  The... read more
The Covered Patio

The Covered Patio

A vine-covered pergola is a wonderful asset in any garden, providing a shady seating area and visual interest, and if a deciduous vine is chosen, the area becomes a sunny seating area in winter.  There are so many wonderful deciduous vines to feature on a pergola,... read more
Introducing…a DISHWASHER!

Introducing…a DISHWASHER!

This week was the week of ADDING ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES TO OUR LIVES, one of which was a DISHWASHER. In other households, this is no big deal- buy, plug in, away you go, but on our off-grid set-up, every new electrical appliance is an experiment and a potential source... read more

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