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2 d2 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

The rectangular light for above the front doors arrived so I've installed it even though house wiring isn't done yet.
I think it looks better than the oval one:

I also had…

20 d20 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Not a lot of news on the build front. Been doing lots of sorting and cleaning - getting stuff out of the lounge/dining area in preparation for laying the hardwood…

28 d28 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks conzo - yes I designed the house with SketchUp. I also used it to draw up my plans to submit to council.
And I still use it regularly to assist…

1 month1 monthwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

The electrician who installed my solar suggested that, as I had a trench already dug as far as the solar panel stand it would be a good idea to extend…

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Well the good news is.....I have:

Yes it looks a small system (3.12kWh) each panel is 390W but all the solar calculations show this should be quite enough for me for…

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Quick update. Still waiting for my solar - promised it will be one day next week!
So I got a good start on the planter boxes at the base of the…

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Teaching 5 days a week is so tiring that I am not getting value out of my weekends at the house. (9am - 3pm in the classroom is more exhausting…

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4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Back teaching 5 days a week for almost the whole term as I need to replenish the coffers.
But getting some small stuff started. Being impatient, after finishing painting the…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Finished the trim and battens on the verandah ceiling and everything had their 2 undercoats and 2 topcoats. I have to say, after so long looking at the trusses it…

5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I had Xmas Eve, Day and Boxing day away visiting the grand-kids, and the following day entertaining friends from Qld who dropped by for a quick catch up. They were…

5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Schools over until the end of Jan so I can work on the house every day.
Since my last post, we had the wettest November on record. Now, records falling…

7 months7 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Nothing much dramatic to post lately - I've just been finishing a few small and sometimes fiddly jobs.
Plus kids (and yours truly) are back at school.
Also I have started trying…

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8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

It's been a long time coming! Front of the house is pretty much done, just a few small jobs like front door handles, shed door on the left to be…

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8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks Steve. The paint has made a huge difference. I've just finished the vertical slats and about to start sanding and painting the window reveals - but of course Spring…

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
EcoStay building project

Brilliant! Looks great - looking at all that electronics and circuitry makes my head spin...:shock:

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I've finished all 4 coats of the front. Now the masking tape between the panels has been removed, the grid effect is more obvious.


Currently working at catching up with more…

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks Berek.

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Quick update as I managed to get the whole front undercoated today (1 of 2) The weather was fine when I started and then a storm blew in very quickly…

8 months8 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Move along ....... Nothing to see!
Even though I've been working almost every day out on the house - there isn't that much to see. Much of the work is sorta…

9 months9 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Just a single photo post today!
The past week - barring a day at school and a day when the weather was too wet and windy to work outside (though…

Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build
9 months9 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Spent most of my time putting up more panels. It's slow going - they are tricky to do on my own (They weigh close to 20kgs each).

They were the easier…

9 months9 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Still needing the manure mulch, but the whole veggie garden is now turned over, and I found about 20 bok choy which had self seeded so I replanted them, moved…

10 months10 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Yes the wind is the worst part of the bad weather. The rain has been mostly drizzle but even that makes using power tools outdoors impossible. I wouldn't mind so…

10 months10 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I know I've been moaning about the weather but OMG it's starting to really tick me off! Over the last 4 days I've had off from teaching, the weather forecast…

10 months10 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Last Sunday was abysmal - I would have welcomed a little snow. Instead it was rain, incessant high winds and freezing cold temperatures. Monday was no better. So little outside…

10 months10 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Horrible weather continues. High winds most days makes outside work difficult or impossible depending on what I need to do. It's also overcast every day, cold and miserable. Not outdoor…

11 months11 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

That past week flew by. Despite the temps dropping to as low as minus 7.2 - I continued to get out to the house around 7.30 each morning. But progress…

11 months11 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

This week I mainly worked on and around the main windows. Continued with the ply facing but used a lot of my insulation off-cuts to fill the voids around and…

11 months11 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Monday and Tuesday were unpleasant weather-wise - drizzly rain which made it difficult to be outside using power tools.

Spent most of my time at the house making my own reveals…

11 months11 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

No post last weekend - it was a holiday long weekend and I took a break from working to visit the grand kids. With Covid restrictions, I hadn't been able…

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