Liberty the Great


Kitchen storage

Yesterday we celebrated midwinter Christmas. A collection of all kinds of comfort food and punch filled our table, accompanied by Bing Crosby Christmas songs. Hannah brought up the idea of everyone sharing why they’re grateful for the other people in our family, and also for themselves. Elliott declined to comment. The hardest part of course is to be grateful to yourself for something. In any case, I said that I was grateful for having built… Read More

Easter sleepover

It’s Easter! And we’re still here.. Working around the clock though and feuern aus allen Rohren to get to the finish line; hence the lack of posts. I can assure you that lots has happened in the last four weeks, and that an end is in sight. We’ve started sorting out some belongings and will start moving things into the bus over the next week. In fact, last night was a sleepover night… Read More

Office space!

No, this is not a tribute post to Casablanca. (That would be weird.) We are still here As time goes by, we’re still in Hanmer working on the bus. I have a feeling that the end is nigh though. Here’s to show you what has happened in the last while, walls, office space, half a kitchen, treating the floor. So here are the parts. Walls walls walls! Compartments for shower, shelves, toilet: ‘Aha. So,… Read More

This week we’re gearing up to put the kitchen and plumbing in. I’ve been hanging out for this since Len and Maree Earl (parents of another school friend, Emma) called to ask if we needed any kitchen cabinetry. When they bought their 1930s house (now the nicest B&B in Hanmer Springs) the original rimu kitchen had been taken out and the cupboards were serving a life sentence up in the attic. It… Read More