summer update

Here’s a little update what happend in the treehouse the last few weeks while I was taking my construction-site-sick-leave.

We got a sundeck!

Although I couldn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to (the few times I trudged myself to the treehouse I was just lying in the shade on the floor hoping for better times)
I really love it! It’s huge and the timber turned out perfectly (thermo-hardened pine)! Also the cherry-tree-shrub idea worked out really good!
I’ll write a detailed post about the sundeck soon.
The boys (Martin, Codo, George and my brother Schorsch) did some hard night shifts to cover the ceiling with plywood.
I also really like the result. It looks much calmer but you can still see the wood grain. We used cottonwood in 8mm. (Maybe we’d go with the 1cm thick panels next time around. Just because they are more stable.)
For all of you wondering: We thought about putting some kind of reglet on the splices between the panels but we decided against it, because it looks light, easy and much cleaner like it is now.  Although we are covering the gap between wall and panels with some wooden reglets (it’s an old house after all and we got  m a s s i v e   gaps between the wall and the plywood panels!)
Concrete floor in the making. With the rough finish after the first application and beneath the smooth semigloss finish.

We got this beautiful concrete floor – Beton cire.
I tried to snap some photos while they worked on it but I was in my weakest condition and couldn’t report on it as much as I wanted to. Anyway we got the floor from the fantastic Arrea Design company and it turned out beautiful!
I also gonna cover all details about it in a post. (as soon as we uncovered the floor again – for now we try to protect it with some construction fleece.)


Last weekend Codo and I tiled the toilet and the storageroom. We used some granite tiles we found on Martins grandpa’s attic. We won’t win a design price for this but it is a hard-wearing floor with the most rewarding pattern for a cubby!fliese1

It was my first time tiling. I was pretty exited and it was fun (thanks to Codo!)
I liked it but let’s put it that way: Tiling won’t be my new favorit hobby…

Today I grouted the two rooms with my girl Kari, which was nice too. But I’m glad the two rooms are finished (floorwise) and finally we can leave the big garden toilet for a proper one in the house. (comes in handy if you are pregnant and need to pee every hour or less…)
Ok. So now you are updated (also on my toilet schedule – sorry for that!) and I hope I can show you some updates on our bathroom next week!


garden deck inspiration

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Do you remember a few month ago I told you I’m going to share some interior design moodboards every once in a while on atreefor2.
Today I’m going to share a moodboard for the exterior design/garden with you!
Because since we planted our new cherry tree for our balcony a few weeks ago (which is in full bloom now!) I imagine myself on our beautiful new sun deck and I really can’t think of anything else at the moment. It’s literally on my mind everyday (at least every sunny day)! I was raised on the countryside and I’m a true country gal who can’t wait to ran barefoot through the garden as soon as the first sunbeam hits the ground in spring!

So take a look at this…
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I imagine myself sitting under our sunblind construction – we planned on building ourselfs. Houseshaped and made of metal and maybe wood!? Not totally sure about the sunroof yet but you can see on the skribble below how we imagine it to be (maybe a project for next year or winter to weld this construction). Anyway. This summer I’d love to take a seat next to Martin on my new dream Acapulco-style chair (1) or in the beautiful and comfy IKEA’s Högsten chair (2) wearing Andy Wolf shades (3 & 4) and clink glasses with Martin to our new sundeck! A girl can dream right?…