BlogF and McGyver

Hello, guess what! We’ve been interviewed by the lovely ladies of BlogF (a german-speaking-blog-feed-plattform for female bloggers).
Read through my answers and the article at BlogF.

By the way I love the title of the interview: “if McGyver wants to built a treehouse…”
I’m a true McGyver fan so I’m totally flattered! Thank you Sylvia and Marlies was a pleasure working with you!
(It’s in german; sorry for all my english-speaking-readers.)


working sewer! yeah!

Do you remember a few weeks ago I told you about our sewer-fail-weekend.
Although we tried to ignore this topic (at a site there are always things that need to be done … destractions are everywhere!) we knew that we had to do something about it…. so we tried (the installing part) again… this time around with better conditions.
We already prepared some holes a few weeks ago with our crew and we had a company hired to drill through our foundation of solid reinforced concrete. (have a look at the drill core – looks almost like Terrazzo!) They did a great job winding through 1m of concrete and steel.
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The bigger problem now was the old existing sewer pipe we had to install our new one to. The municipal administration refused to renew the pipe underneath the street so we had to work with the existing old ceramic tube. yeah!
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Martin removed the part of the tube that was broken and full of cracks and we installed our new tube to the first solid part of the existing one.
After the first few pipes were set everything looked pretty good and we worked our way from the existing sewer level towards the house and our hole in the foundation.
My Dad messuring the level of the big cleaning shaft. And some roots… with a giant tree next to your house you have to deal with roots almost EVERYWHERE!
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The tube was installed through the foundation of the extension and the house into our basement.
Martin and my Dad ajusting the last parts of the pipeline.
we’ve been really glad to cross this one off our list!
(and all of that happend before lunch! I love those days when everything is working out so well!)
I’ll get back to you what we did in the afternoon. stay tuned.



I’m kind of obsessed with upholstered funiture these days. Martin and I want a new sofa for our future livingroom and although I’m deeply in love with the FAVN or the poet sofa I’m afraid we’ll have to look for something little less pricy.
Don’t get me wrong (Martin thinks I’m nuts) but I’m a strong beliver that good design and perfect quality are worth every Cent! – It’s just that we don’t have that much more to spend after our huge renovation! Unfortunately, pretty unsexy things like plumbing are way more expensive than a classic design sofa – just not that cosy and soft!… sad but true!

Anyway while strolling last week through IKEA with my mum. I saw the beautiful Strandmon chair. It’s a remake of (almost) the same chair IKEA released in 1951.

And there’s also a sofa available in the same design. Not sure about it yet but we keep it in mind!
photo of the sofa by petite apartment. other photos by IKEA