I’ve been living in my Tiny House for almost five years now. It’s not new anymore, but it holds very well and still looks lovely. The maintenance of my house has been minimal so far, but after five years you can see small signs of wear. Therefore, it’s time to do some updating here and […]
Spring! And drought?
Spring has started, hurray! While I am sitting on the couch writing in my nice sitting corner, I see the sun shining happily outside, and little birds fluttering back and forth in my garden. The bulbs from the Bee Foundation that I planted in October are in bloom and the first batch of spinach, radishes […]
Last weekend we had the worst weather I’ve experienced so far since living in my Tiny House. For the first time in more than ten years, a snowstorm raged across the Netherlands. An icy east wind whistled around my house, sometimes making the drifting snow look like small tornadoes. Even the chickens did not want […]
Small steps to less waste
I try – probably just like you – to take steps towards a lifestyle that harms the Earth as little as possible. Living in a self-sufficient Tiny House was a seven-mile step, but of course it doesn’t stop there! :) Another area where I would like to develop some more eco awareness is in how […]
I love the fall season. I love the scents and the colors. The evenings when it starts getting darker earlier and earlier. Making the house cozy again with candles. The first time the wood stove can be turned on again. Forest walks, collecting autumn leaves. Pumpkins on the porch and in the cooking pot. Mushroom […]
How do you choose a green energy supplier?
Do you know the advertising campaign of Vattenfal? I heard it again on the radio last week. “We want to make a difference.” Or something along those lines. You won’t get far with me with that kind of slogan. It makes me think, “If you really wanted to make a difference, you would have been […]
No WiFi — the horror of every teenager
What’s the worst thing you can do to a teenager? Right. Take away their internet access. The prospect of living with the family in a Tiny House without connections and therefore without WiFi will spark many a teenager in screaming and pounding protest. The Internet has become a basic necessity of life. Are there any […]
Water – soft as velvet
In my Tiny House I only use the rainwater that falls on my roof — as long as it rains, that is. During long dry spells such as we’re experiencing right now, I fall back on jerry cans that I fill at my friends’ homes. I have lived this way for almost four years and […]
Today I have been home for two weeks. Except for a weekly grocery run, I don’t go out. Okay, last week I went for a walk in the woods with Monique, keeping a neat 1.5 meter distance between us. And I’m feeding a friend’s cats around twice a day this week. But that’s it. I […]
Since Thursday I stay at home as much as possible. A “self-imposed quarantine”. Not because I have symptoms that indicate that I may have been infected with the corona virus, but because I know that these symptoms can come up one to two weeks after infection, so in theory I could already have it. I […]