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Guérir les eaux

Guérir les eaux

Traduit par ST de Géobiotantra Et s’il existait de l’eau de guérison ? De l’eau pure sacrée, qui pourrait guérir tous les problèmes de santé. La boiriez-vous ? La gouteriez vous-même ? Étonnamment, pour moi du moins, beaucoup de gens vont tourner la tête. D’autres vont accepter l’offre avec un sourire en coin, seulement avec l’intention de disputer la déclaration. Qu’est-il arrivé au scepticisme ouvert d’esprit ? Qu’est-il arrivé à l’innocence ? je suis sûre que vous avez quelques réponses à ces…

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BOIS MORT, MICROBES ET DÉMONS

BOIS MORT, MICROBES ET DÉMONS

With thanks to John Doe, Information Très Vraie for the video and translation. Le bois mort est le fruit d’un paradigme mourant – et là où il y a du bois mort, il y aura toujours des microbes qui sont fondamentaux pour le cycle de la vie. La quarantaine forcée a à peine eu un impact sur notre vie quotidienne, mais hier, alors que nous commencions à déboiser les bois d’arbres morts, je me suis surpris à réfléchir à cette…

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Salvage Greenhouse

Salvage Greenhouse

DIY greenhouse from salvage This was our first greenhouse effort: Several hundred euros, several hundred pieces to put together, eighty-five pages of instructions and fifteen minutes of wind!  Obviously way too suburban for our environment. We salvaged some bits of polycarbonate to make cold frames and the mice ate everything – now we have cats. Next, we tried a walipini.  Walipinis don’t work in clay, with wet winters.  Most of the posts on the internet that show how cheap, efficient…

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Windows and Doors

Windows and Doors

The windows and doors were made by a carpenter in a nearby village who specialises in windows.  They are made out of local chestnut and are incredibly beautiful, as well as super-efficient. There are chestnut shutters on some of the windows, but not all of them, only where necessary. The south-facing floor to ceiling doors will eventually open out onto a large terrace.  We had hoped to have louvres fitted in between the glass, so that we could block out…

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Our Cob House

Our Cob House

We bought this place in March 2013.  No one had lived here for many years and the old house was falling down, which was just what we wanted.  Our plan was to build an eco-house, using local, natural materials and built by a true craftsman.  In part, this was a reaction to living in London and the brutal ugliness of the city – yes, parts of London are beautiful and we enjoyed living there for many years, but it is…

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Chestnut pillars

Chestnut pillars

Today was a big day, putting in one of the main supporting pillars of the house. They are local chestnut and Mateu selected the trees from the wood yard and debarked and sanded them here,then cut them to size with a chainsaw.  These trunks were selected do that they match each other and are easy on the eye when you look at the pillar from top to bottom.  We considered using a single tree, but it would have been a…

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House Project One Year Milestone

House Project One Year Milestone

We started work on the house last August, with clearing and preparation and yesterday we achieved a major milestone in getting the main roof beams in place.  Mateu has earned his holiday. Putting in the roof beams:     And a quick summary of what the house looked like before we started renovating:              

Drainage and Waterproofing

Drainage and Waterproofing

Drainage and waterproofing for the house was always going to be a challenge.  The house is 500M down an unpaved track which was a knee-deep river when we bought the place.  One of the first things we did was to dump 26 lorry loads of hardcore onto the track, just so we could drive down it. To make matters worse, the house is situated right next to the track and is at a lower level!  The storeroom/bodega was a stinking…

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Seed Balls

Seed Balls

We experimented with the Fukuoka method and planted seed balls of different kinds, throughout October to grow in spring.  We made seed balls with a mix of clay and well rotted manure and placed them under the straw.  I tried throwing them out, but they just all sat on top of the straw, which didn’t seem like a very good idea. We hoped to discover what would germinate where and maybe something would survive the winter. There are three different…

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Regeneration and the Equinox

Regeneration and the Equinox

“Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road; just wakes on the sea.” “Caminante, son tus huellas el camino, y nada más; caminante, no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. Al andar se hace camino, y al volver la vista atrás se…

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