Category Archives: The Build

Decorating Ideas For A House That Doesn’t Exist Yet

As you may have gathered from this post, I am quite a fan of things Moroccan. Not only do I love the flavours of the cuisine, I am obsessed with all aspects of Moroccan design – the couryards and fountains, … Continue reading

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The Hiatus and the Housezilla

No, I haven’t died. There’s been no accident or illness, and apart from the usual owner-building crises I have no decent excuse as to why I haven’t written a blog post in six weeks.  I just wanted to take a … Continue reading

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Generators and Sculpture Gardens

A quick update posted from work today, as my generator has decided to stop working. The reason, as usual, is unknown. I have filled it with its favourite type of petrol, I have poured specially bought lightweight motor oil into … Continue reading

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Re-Entering The Land of Normal

It has been a crazy, crazy week chez Diarist. First, there was the rush to complete the plasterboarding of the cottage before my helper went interstate (pics of this adventure later). Then, it was a mad weekend of moving assorted … Continue reading

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Grinding to a Halt

The title of this post says it all. Everything to do with the build has stopped, and I’m not sure if it will ever get started again. I’m feeling very dispirited about this project right now. Here is a list … Continue reading

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Walls and a Roof

It’s been a while since I wrote in here – one of the reasons is I’ve been caught up in a flurry of building (details below) – but since busyness is no excuse I think the other factor is a lack of … Continue reading

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Nuts and Bolts

So, on to the nuts and bolts of what I’m doing here on my block. I’m building a smallish cottage of very simple design, with an attached greenhouse (the ‘luxury’ feature of the build). Even though the design of the … Continue reading

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