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The Sauna

The Sauna

You have seen the true wonder which is our glorious Woodfired Hot Tub (and if you haven’t, click the link!).  Now, we are excited to report that we have added a homemade woodfired sauna to the utopia which is the House that Worked Out.  Does it work?  YES!  Is... read more
Hot Tub, Anyone?

Hot Tub, Anyone?

If you have been following us on Facebook, you know by now that we now have a FULLY FUNCTIONING AMAZING WOOD-FIRED HOT TUB!!!!! Which deserves a totally candid, unstaged, casual shot of me just casually perched on the edge of our hot tub being totally casual.  This is... read more
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
Queen of Berries

Queen of Berries

I read somewhere that blueberries are the Queen of Berries.  Every year at this time I am reminded of blueberry’s royalty status and I am in total agreement.  Last year, I was so impressed with the generosity of our one year old blueberries that I insisted we... read more
What’s in Store for 2017

What’s in Store for 2017

Happy New Year’s from the House that Worked Out!  We realise a photo on our property would be more appropriate, but it’s raining, so a holiday snap from a couple of weeks ago when we were happily nowhere near the House that Worked Out will have to suffice.... read more
Building a Giant Spider

Building a Giant Spider

It’s that time of year again. Happy Halloween everyone! And hurray for Halloween at the House that Worked Out!! Last year was the first year we had any time to be able to put into building props for Halloween, and we were really happy with our creations. Our Grim... read more

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