Our dear Instagram followers already know about our plans regarding the kitchen back spalsh (or splashback…!? always confused which one is right!?)… we are trying to built one out of beautiful old windows!
(we won’t have wall units in the kitchen so we can use the whole wall from the counter to the ceiling!)
There’s a(nother) small house which belongs to Martin – but unfortunately it’s in a really bad condition and we have to knock it down. The good news is, that we are going to recycle a lot of the materials from this house in the renovation of the treehouse. This does not only make sense in a ecological way but will also save us some expenses.
The windows where originally installed in some sort of hall/conservatory which you’ll find in a lot of the old houses around here.
I thought it might be really hard to demount them without breaking the window panes or the frame. But it was pretty easy thanks to a very simple construction. They where basically just mounted with small ledges. We removed those and could
easily lift them out of the frames (with 3 people and a hammer).
Keep my fingers crossed that they will fit in the treehouse-kitchen! … let’s see.
Next to the house is a beautiful garage, where I found time to pretend driving my favorite tractor! Cute 1950ies beauty in red!
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…