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by Starfaun
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

IMAG02042.jpg IMAG02062.jpg IMAG02082.jpg IMAG02102.jpg IMAG02122.jpg IMAG02132.jpg The to-do list: Nail on batten (for board-and-batten siding), apply another round of iron sulfate/copperas/green vitriol, put the threshold and an inner door frame in place, make an inner frame for the big window, s...
by Starfaun
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

All the while drinking tea and listening to Florence and her machine sounds like fun :-) It is! Even so, it looks like I took an unintentional, er, few weeks off from all of it. I've been hiding under blankets in front of the fire, reading. Whoops. But ... look what I have! Painted walls, a cast ir...
by Starfaun
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

I've been painting! I'm using linseed oil paint, which is both exciting and exhausting. Paint, leave to dry for 2-3 days, paint again, leave to dry for 2-3 days, paint again , leave to dry for 2-3 days. So, yes, this will take a while. But I don't really mind since I love painting more than I'd like...
by Starfaun
Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

That's looking very, very good.. it's beautiful. are you going to heat it? what's it like inside? Thanks and thanks! I'm going to live in it, so yes, it will be heated with an old Husqvarna cast iron stove. There are photos of the "interior-so-far" on page 3, I think. I'll paint the walls...
by Starfaun
Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

I love this thread, it makes me smile. You know, that makes me really happy! I've wanted to do something like this for a few years now, but it always felt too overwhelming or even impossible. I think it's often like that, until you see someone actually doing it. Fortunately, I have friends who have...
by Starfaun
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Today we finished the boarding on one of the walls. It's quite fast work, but oh my, it feels like I tore off my arm! :silent: Also, Hannes squeezed one of my fingers between two boards... But I'm not complaining - when we're done with this, there's no more work left to be done out of doors until sp...
by Starfaun
Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Boarding is finally going up - wheey! Also, a bird ate on my house. That's so not okay!
by Starfaun
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Wow, that's really coming on. I don't know if you can get our television channel called Channel 4 where you are. There is a presenter called Kevin McCloud and he's just finished a series about how he built a shed in the woods which is totally off-grid and he made all the furniture and fittings hims...
by Starfaun
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

It's me again. I've said bye bye to Barcelona and am back in the land of miserable weather. Working outdoors in the dark and cold is not too fun, I tell you, but that's what happens when you procrastinate. :wink: Oh well, there really isn't that much left to do. We need to get the boarding up, obvio...
by Starfaun
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

demi wrote:Reminds me of twilight. Was that a wolf in the forground?


Tehe! Nah, that's just one of the dogs - and a total mutt he is, too!
by Starfaun
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Really comming along, you must be excited to move in! :) I can't waaaaait! :iconbiggrin: Yesterday we finished the panelling, painted the door for the third and last time and put shellac on the knots in the wood to prevent any resin from staining the paint. Then I went out for a walk with the dogs....
by Starfaun
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

Today we went and bought paint. I've posted the swatches before, but I'll post them again!

DSC_1721_liten.JPG
From left to right, a vanilla white for the ceiling, an Italian umber/titanium zinc blend for the walls + a wheat grey/titanium zinc blend for the detail work.
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by Starfaun
Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!
Replies: 60
Views: 24099

Re: Building a Swedish hermit's hut!

wow looks very cool starfaun, i'm impressed :-) Thank you! (And I have to say I'm pretty impressed, too. :iconbiggrin:) Starfaun, I'm fascinated - certainly with your hut but more so with your English, which appears to be faultless. Is that school, or parents, or perhaps you ARE English, or have yo...
by Starfaun
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hej från Sverige!
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Re: Hej från Sverige!

southeast-isher wrote:Don't tell anyone but i am a Swedish snus addict.


But ... everyone already knows that! :wink:

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