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Sunday, 2 February 2020 For families with children, their home and car have for the past century been our their most expensive debt. (investment). For people under 30, education is their greatest debt.   By the time we reach 50 we rarely own our first home or car, and we might no longer benefit from […]

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Yanmar YM14 Diesel Tractor

The Yanmar YM14 2 is a versatile a two cylinder diesel tractor lawnmower, which was  manufactured in 1983. My YM14 is the probably the most reliable ride on lawmaker I have ever owned although, sticky speaking the YM14 is a tractor not a lawnmower. The deck had been designed to be easily removed and reattached with […]

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An Example of Elastic Home Living, (MVP) Minimum Viable Product

Congratulation to this young family who built and moved into a Tiny House in South Australia.  (It’s great to have your space on you parents property to settle on.) Their concept this is quite similar to what I imagine an Elastic Home to be like, (except that the modular elastic homes I’ve been thinking about […]

One Can of Paint (Before and After)

Last week … was spent scraping paint off skirtings and architraves in our bedroom, to try to make a clean line between two colours ( white and purple … called brassica like the vegetables) It was supremely boring, and tedious, to say the least. The walls and ceiling are all textured, so it makes it […]

Views of Havilah House

I’m quite fortunate to live on 2 acres, this home has so much potential, I am pleased the I cleared out much of the garden and made it easier to manage however I do regret cutting and clearing some of the trees and shrubs, most notable the frangipani tree. and the agapanthus, the tree ferns […]

Avocado, Bannana, Blue Berries, Lime, Passion Fruit and Paw Paw,

So if I have an aspiration for 2017 it’s to plant Avocado, Bannana, Blue Berries, Lime, Passion Fruit and Paw Paw, at Havilah House. There is a particular variety of lime that Steve Childs told me about which I would like to get. As for the passionfruit I have started planting these in 2017, and have […]