• View from the NE mulch bed Sep 2019
    The Nest

    Home sweet home

    It’s been a while since the last post, and I have very good reasons. 1) Settling in takes some time, and 2) Matty and I got married (on the property)…YAY!  Now that the dust has settled (literally), I bring to you our very last post for the build. Nesting life We moved in on Saturday 9th of December 2017; exactly 1 year, 1 month and 1 week since the slab was poured. Our first night sleeping in the house felt like we were in a hotel, we weren’t used to such luxury. We can honestly say that the house has exceeded our expectations. The space was made to suit our functional, aesthetic…

  • Western view of the house
    The Nest

    And so it continues… on another Spring Equinox

    One year. One year since we started this journey, well the idea was conceived before then but practical work started exactly one year ago. Cooinda’s Nest was fertilised. Rightly so, the earth where the house would sit was dug up and the entire place smelt like cow poo. It was fertilised alright! :D :D Fast forward one year, and we are on the brink of completion. The last few weeks have been filled with a variety of tasks; different elements are integrating and turning the building into a livable space. Kitchen makeover The second-hand kitchen we purchased a while back had an orange veneer on it, too reminiscent of the…

  • The Nest

    Fish tank setup and pre pour jitters

    Less than 12 hours to go till the concrete truck arrives and the pour begins.  Matty and I are feeling excited, nervous, worried, exuberant all at the same time.  A minor (major) crisis was averted today as Matt found out that the formwork was 40 mm shy of the expected height.  A somewhat cruisy day turned out to be a full on day fixing other people’s stuff ups. Despite the frustrations, Matty managed to get everything done for the 7am start tomorrow morning (along with extending the height of the formwork to the required 100mm).  Here are some pics to commemorate the day: This house has a few little quirks, but…