Hey just a quick hello there. I got this wonderful photo send to me from my go-go-gadget-cousin Robert and his girlfriend Claudia. It feels like the much needed sunbeam from home in the middle of the week.

short explaination here: During the week I’m in Vienna. Living and working here. But at heart I’m a true country-gal. (especially in spring or summer: nothing can stop me from leaving the city every once in a while on some idle tuesday…)

So this little “hello”from the treehouse seems just perfect! thank’s Claudia & Robert!

Claudia looks really exited about the renovation project in this picture!
My Dear, I hope you will stay THAT exited when I invite you over for some garden work, plaster removal, brick wall exposing, wheelbarrow pushing,… but after all there will be a you-did-well-drink at beer o-clock and a chat about nailpolish, like we always do!


How to expose brick

ok. so here is a video I stumbled across some time ago… because we are thinking of expose the brick on one small part of our future-livingroom wall. And as Jonathan explains in the video there are basically ZERO useful videotutorials out there.

Except for this one! It’s not just instructive and easy to understand but also really entertaining! You did a great job! Thank’s Jonathan for this awesome DIY brickwall video and to put it online.

You canadians rock!

If you are curious how his wall looks when its finished. take a peek here on Jonathans blog.


meet the crew


so here is a short meet & greet with “the crew”.
Without these boys I would be pretty lost. thank you for all your blood (mr. codo), sweat and tears.
let me introduce to you: Martin, George, Branson, Ray, Codo and Hansi.


Martin is my partner in crime and the best boyfriend I could imagine – in life and for a project like this. He is a calm, strong, multi-skilled craftsman and can drive almost every vehicle (which comes in handy in case of a renovation like this). Honey, I can’t wait to pack my bags and move in with you.

schorschMy brother Schorsch (George) a trooper! Most of the time is in very good mood on the site and keeps us all happy with his excellent sense of humor.
He supports me in every way since we where little… the crazier the idea the better. I’m proud that we are siblings!

bransonMister Branson is the DJ of my heart! He supports us not only with his leisure time and bare hands but also with a whole lot of good music! He got a great taste in music. He’s one of a kind and got a really modern, creative and conscious mind.

rayRay is an absolute dear. He’s loyal and always on our side whenever we need a helping hand. Ray is our blue-eyed muscleman with arms of steel and a heart of gold.

codo Speaking of steel-arms … Codo is the most experienced renovation helper. He is not only a helping hand for the rough works but also my treehouse-project-consultant. Once he is on a mission no one can stop him! He’s truly experienced and knows a lot about renovations because he did a terrific job at his own apartment-loft renovation last year. (note to myself: have to do a home-tour in Sgt. Codo’s beautiful Loft and show you some amazing before and after pictures here on the blog sometime).

hansiHansi is the new kid on the block in our renovation team. He’s a good friend of my brother and didn’t hesitate when we asked him for a helping hand at our “deconstruction party”. I love his sense of humor. Thank’s Hansi for your elbow grease!