A VERY DIFFERENT JOURNEY

After a week we are back on the site. We’ve been working hard on the house and like we said before ‘The Willows’ is a continuous project. When we started with just the caravan, we had nothing here, no water,no power, no toilet, no heating, but we moved in anyway. Yes, I know we are mad, but we found that by doing it this way things got done because they had to be done, simple as that! When we found a problem we had to find a solution, it wasn’t like we could just shut the door and walk away at night, we had to live it. This is why we started this site to show people that a self-sustaining eco house could be built without spending hundreds of thousands of pounds, we did ours for just a few thousand over time. But please believe us, the house has been comfortable for about 4 and a half years(we started about 5 years ago). We did have a time of being REALLY cold, but now we have got to the stage of a few creature comforts.I know it probably sounds silly, but over the past week we have sorted out a proper living room as before it was just the original caravan furnishings, you know the sort of thing. Other things had to be sorted first, obviously the kitchen, bathroom, and garden for our vegetables. Well, this is now our living room and this is still the original caravan side.

Laying the new floor.

At last, a proper living room.

With the way our eco house( buzz word!) is, we soon worked out that we really didn’t have to go without anything, But we did have to re-think the way it is used. As with the electricity system, IT’S ONLY SMALL, but it didn’t cost too much, which is why we have a few different ways of utilizing it. Now, if people want to spend fifty grand, hey, It’s up to them, but we didn’t have that kind of money and even if we had, it would have been a waste of our needs…we are never without power anyway!

No need for ‘Grand Designs’, just ‘Grand Ideas!’

Enjoy.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ceciliag
    Nov 07, 2011 @ 22:41:29

    I love that expression, no need for grand designs just grand ideas and I bet you are LOVING sitting on your couch by that window.. you guys work really hard and are doing wonderful things! c

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  2. FGoldsmith
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 13:49:35

    The living room looks AMAZING – what a great job both of you – hope you are very proud, you should be x

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  3. sara
    Nov 20, 2011 @ 18:00:44

    That is gorgeous..i love the view too..well done to both of you.
    sara

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