nailed it!

sorry for my lack of posts… but I had a hard weekend!

It was a bank holiday in Austria so Martin and I decided to clean the garden area. (we carried away 2 trucks of wood)… But unfortunately I stepped on a rusty nail! I know, I know… what about some safety boots! Next time I’ll wear them no matter what! Steppin on a 4 inch nail is a pain one can well do without!


meet the crew

Let me introduce to you the beautiful miss ladybird. She was a much needed helping hand when we ripped out the floor a few weeks ago.  (she did a awesome job in ripping out the cement tiles gently but determinately!) She’s a qualified social education worker so she was experienced with managing the crew (sometimes we tend to be a little chaotic). It was such a warm day but she digged like a excavator! Thanks miss ladybird for your time and elbow grease! Looking forward to your next job (or visit) at the site!

Toby is Martins partner in crime when it comes to cars and reparing, comparing or petting them. As these two are a good team we thought we ask him for some help with our renovation project. It was his first time at the treehouse but I think he liked it. He kicked the a** of the concrete floor with the sledge hammer like a madcap. (his nickname is “Tobsucht” which translates as “raven madness”) Thanks Toby for beeing mad at our floors!

Look at Anja. To tell a long story short: She’s my hero!
Anja is from the Austrian Alps (I think that’s where she got her spectacular muscles from! climbing up and down… just kidding, Anja!) she traveled about 800 km for just one EXHAUSTING day(and night) of working at the site and at the end of the day she was still smiling! I love her positive attitue! she’s always singing or laughing and is bricklaying like a pro! The first-ever-accident happend last weekend in the treehouse with Anja: while working at the site she was laughing so hard she’d bend herself and hit her head on a hammer handle! …which made her laugh even harder! what should I tell you… I love that gal!
footnote: Anja is not only a brick-layer but at first place she’s a professional photographer  – show you some photos she did of us in a few days…


after work

this is the heap of sand and soil we carried outside from underneath the floor (8 tons!).
Hansi and Ray started the end of the work day with some serious air guitar action. Party on, Hansi! Party on, Ray!boden001boden002
we finished the last pieces of  the tasty “Marillenkuchen“.
the boys discovered that it’s more comfy to sit ON the bucket and not IN the bucket!
Ray discovered his passion for photography and the depth of field thing with cameras…  (right picture by Ray)