In 2007 we (Anna & Dennis) were offered an old 140-year-old timber farmhouse for free if we would dismantle it and take it off the owner's land. The wood was in such good condition, that we gladly accepted the offer. Anna's parents, who are retired farmers, offered us a piece of land to build on. All together it took us exactly 6 months to remove all the planks, beams, logs and nails from the site. And there were plenty of nails, thousands and thousands. All the timber logs were labeled and stored in a large barn for 3 years, before we started to re-build it again.
We have started building in 2010, after our building permit had been approved. We built the house smaller than it was originally. We also have built a timber-framed roundhouse with a reciprocal turf roof for storing firewood.
As of the end of 2010 Anna and I separated and I continued on the house alone, with the help of volunteers from all over the world.
On this website I'll keep you posted about the progress, as well as sharing important knowledge on sustainability, permaculture and Low Impact Development.