The chook pen seems to be a favourite spot for diamond pythons. We’ve had a second visitor; a two metre snake which took up residence in the chickens’ nesting box. Must say it does look very comfortable in there, that’s probably why the hens go broody so often. Continue reading
Ever since I was given a book “The Healthy Home” by my son, probably 20 years ago, I’ve known that a healthy home is what I want. Building a home at Narara Ecovillage, especially from natural and recycled materials, gives me the opportunity to ensure that there are no toxic elements that create an unhealthy and sometimes lethal environment. Continue reading
In June this year I visited Marrakech primarily to do a course in Tadelakt plastering, which I wish to be a feature on the walls of my natural house which I plan to build at Narara Ecovillage. Instead of a formal course, my Morrocan host, Aziz, took me to building sites to learn the techniques from a Tadelakt master.
Not long after moving into the Heritage House on the site which had been bought by members of the developing ecovillage in 2013, our first working bee took place which helped to clear the garden of debris and weeds. Continue reading