Now if you’re like me, nothing says the Australian bush than corrugated iron. When you combine that with a bit of good old aussie hardwood, you come up with the classic bush house.
If you combine it with a contemporary twist, you will get a modern feel with a traditional look. I also wanted the house to have a shearing shed look and I think we’re on the way to achieving that. I’m really happy with the progress so far and look forward to doing more…
Well that’s it, for the moment folks. Keep following the build and let me know your thoughts via my Scotty Cam Facebook Page.
Won’t be long till the next update so stay tuned for part 10 coming very soon…
EXTERNAL WINDOWS AND DOORS
It’s been a busy few weeks for me as The Block has gotten down to the business end of the competition. But my projects are coming along nicely.
Here’s the latest update on my project Follow the Build – Part ... [read more]
RECYCLED OREGAN PITCHED ROOF FOR LOUNGE/DINING
Here is another update on my project – Follow the Build Part 8.
You would have read in my last post Follow the Build Part 7 where I was working on the kitchen and laundry frame. I’ve a ... [read more]
These days recycled water is the way to go. Why we got rid of rainwater tanks years ago is beyond me. I’m glad to see them coming back. We know that rainwater is a valuable source. Using rainwater not only helps to reduce your bills therefore saving you money but you’re also utilising mother nature. Using rainwater also provides an alternative solution when water restrictions are enforced, helping you to maintain a healthy green garden. Did you know that rainwater harvesting also helps to decrease stormwater runoff. This is a bonus as it helps to reduce local flooding.
They come in bunch of shapes, sizes and materials. You can get concrete, metal, polythene or fibreglass. For regional parts of Australia it’s typically important to have rainwater tanks but it’s also useful for urban areas as well. In the end, it helps our environment and you’re doing your part to help preserve water.
Rainwater tanks help to reduce:
Stormwater on roads, creeks, streams and beaches
Provides water for flushing toilets, washing clothes and even your pool
With so many options these days it’s a walk in the park to have them. Narrow tanks up the side path and of course underground. You will be surprised how much water you use for a family of five.
As you see above in the my photo, I buried this 6000 litre under my garage and hooked it up to all of the dunnies in the house and to some irrigation in the garden. We’ve saved water, saved money and utilised mother nature. What more could you ask for. What a ripper!
I visited Japan a few years ago and dropped into a master carpenter’s workshop. What an incredible experience it was! The timber, the tools, the craftsmanship, it was all amazing.
The handsaw in the photo was used to cut a 60mm slab from a l ... [read more]
One of my favourite things to do is Boiling the Billy. Boiling the Billy is most often making tea. Waltzing Matilda is best know for it’s first verse and chorus which was changed later by the Billy Tea Company to “And he sang as he watched an ... [read more]
One of my favourite things to do is Boiling the Billy. Boiling the Billy is most often making tea. Waltzing Matilda is best know for it’s first verse and chorus which was changed later by the Billy Tea Company to “And he sang as he watched and waited ’till his billy boiled…”
‘Boil the billy’ simply means in Australia “put the kettle on”. Making it in a Billy is simply sensational. Over the open fire is the best way.
When I get a chance to be in the bush this is how we have smoko every day. But before I do, I always check the local Fire Danger Ratings and check if you are allowed to light a fire in the bushfire season. Having a nice little fire that ticks along all day, you can have a cuppa whenever and wherever you want. Billy can full of water, handful of Bushells tea leaves out of the box and a couple of gum leaves in the can. Bring it to the boil, give it a twirl around a few times and drink it black. Sensational.
These days recycled water is the way to go. Why we got rid of rainwater tanks years ago is beyond me. I’m glad to see them coming back. We know that rainwater is a valuable source. Using rainwater not only helps to reduce your bills therefore s ... [read more]
For my first interest story I came up with an idea of incorporating my beautiful avocado tree to come out of the deck at my home. My avocado tree created the best natural umbrella for the deck so we decided it was the perfect place for outdoor di ... [read more]