the big reveal.

here we go, time to pull the formwork off and we’ll be able to see if we’ve done a good job or not. did we tamp too hard? not hard enough? – if so parts of the wall may just fall out. will we see cool wave patterns? or will it just look like a…

rough start.

let me clarify this right away: when i say rough start i mean the circumstances could have been better. mostly, we could have done without that rain we were having. we started on tuesday, and then the friendly folks from the weather bureau forecast rain practically coming in vertically for wednesday. it wasn’t quite as…

it’s all hempening.

yeah, bad pun, but there you go: we have finally started. the hemp is being turned into walls, slowly but surely. hemp hurd, lime, water, sand and binder all mixed together and then carefully tamped between two sheets for formwork 300 mm apart. we were inducted into the secret society of hemp brewers by the…

20 years of service.

20 years ago i upgraded from a yamaha yzf 600 to an aprilia rsv 1000 mille. 20 years ago! she seemed like the most amazing bike i could imagine then, and i can’t say i’ve changed my mind ever since. the mille was a massive step up from the yamaha, in every way, and until…

take cover.

look at that, it almost feels like a house. it has recently seen the addition of key features all houses need (the serious ones anyway): a roof and windows. sounds easy enough, but in this day & age of supply-side shortages getting either on time is not a given. what is a given, however, is…

practice makes pancakes.

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.


carbon release 2.

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.


a new perspective.

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.


charge her up!

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.


dry.creek.bed.

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.


carbon release.

This page has restricted access, please type the password below to get access.

If you don’t know the password and you know us just send one of us an email; if you don’t know us we’ve just helped you avoid reading a lot of boring family related posts.