new crew member – welcome LINDA

 

Please welcome our new family member.
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When we started the renovation I would never ever thought that we are going move in the treehouse as a family of three (or four with Gustav).
But here we are…
I also thought that being a mum is probably a pretty good thing… but let me tell you IT IS AMAZING! Like really, really, really the best thing ever happend to us! (I know that sounds so tacky but it really is!) and (so far) it’s less work (and even more fun) than renovating an old house from scratch!
I can highly recommend it!
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So here she is: our little miss treehouse. Linda.
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(I love the picture on the right.. its our first familyportrait.. a few hours after Linda was born )
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I hope to keep up with blog posts because there are so many cool things happening in the treehouse right now (we are going to move in within the next month…) and around our little family that I’d love to share with you. so please stay tuned.

 

roadtrip

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We took a short break and a weekend off our renovation timeline to visit Anja and her family in Vorarlberg.
We’ve been there during Easter and we loved it. So when Anja invited us to come and celebrate with her the release of her beautiful self-published magazine SOI we didn’t hesitate and packed our bags!
The weather was perfect and so was the release party!
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The location was an organic farm called Vetterhof. They’ve prepared a hay-barn cinema and disco and they served delicious soups made by Anjas partner-in-crime Ulli and her team of the Elfenküche in Dornbirn.
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Congrats Anja and Ulli, you did a great job!
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We had a great time at the Vetterhof and in Vorarlberg! Unfortunately we had to leave the next day.
Before that we did a little (baby)bump contest in front of a wooden shingled wall. (I think I won!)
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I totally looking forward to come back! (and I think my boys do too!)
And you know what, we need to come back anyway … because we are planning to cover one wall of the nursery with those cute wooden “ruffle” shingles. Unfortunately, those where sold out at the moment. So we are going to collect a few square meters of them some time soon … as soon as we have a wall to cover. (maybe we should start with the essensials first before we buy the decoration!… story of my life..)

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Thank you Vroni, Anja, Karl-Heinz and Nini for your heartwarming welcome. Everytime we visit it feels like coming home!

 

Roadtrip through Austria – Vorarlberg – Bezau

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Sorry guys I hope I don’t bore you with our roadtrip-photos.
These are the last ones. I promise! But we had such a good time and saw so many beautiful places I want to share with you!
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The Bregenzerwald region is famous for its love for wood. They use it a lot within their architecture. Classic as well as modern houses tend to have wooden fronts (to protect the brick exterior walls from the weather conditions)
Typically they look like ruffles or scales of a fish. (we bought 2 square meters of “ruffle shingles” and we are going to install them indoors at the treehouse, I’ll keep you updated with this project)

Speaking of timer…
In Anja’s hometown there’s a family business who makes comfy wooden shoes made of locally produced wood and leather. They are hand made and really unique. You can use them as garden shoes for example. We will use them as “sun-deck-shoes”; we are going to have a no-shoe-policy in the treehouse but if we need to step out on the balcony we’ll do it wearing our new wooden shoes (or without shoes at all in summer! … really looking forward to that!)
I bought a pair of shearling goat shoes.
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On our last day we went for a walk in the afternoon sun. It was just perfect. I’m really in love with the beautiful town of Bezau!
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We had a look at the newest projects of local architect Markus Innauer.
And we saw a beautiful abandoned house in the center of Bezau. If anybody feels like renovating a very old Austrian home let us know. We will make sure to spend some working holidays there to help you!
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We enjoyed Vorarlberg so much it’s totally worth a visit!
Thank you Vroni, Karl-Heinz and Anja for having us! Hope to see you soon!