It's been so long that I've had a functioning inside of my tiny house (2 months!) and I've never shared a photo! I didn't share any pics because it's been a mess, it is a construction site after all 🚧 but then it's probably always going to be a bit untidy... Last week my friend and I raised, leveled and screwed the lofts in place. I could finally move that giant bag of insulation out of the way. The insulation on off cuts from a large building, this is about half of the insulation I purchased at a ridiculously cheap price, because it was a waste item to them! Next up is putting in some nogs for fixings and tackling the gas and electrical. Any tradies in Auckland who can help me?
I only got 2 blurry photos (of our PM, Jacinda) @ last night's Pride Parade, so here's a throwback from an event during the election campaign. I'm wearing my @thunderpantsnz which are an NZ brand of undies that tick all the sustainability boxes: ethical ✔ local ✔ organic ✔ fairtrade✔ cute environmental themed patterns ✔ Also featuring my upcycled pillow case tote bag, worn as a cape. P.S. congrats to waste Queen, Denise Roche for winning the local by-election.
Got wood?! A pallet load of pallets to build some stuff with. All about that resourceful, waste saving, low cost life. Thanks @welovecompost for the hook up.
I'm a massive chocolate lover and a wee bit obsessed with the @trade_aid chocolate! Did you know the packaging is compostable?! I've successfully (and many times now) composted it in my home compost bin. These chocolate blocks are often found at Pak n Save and New World. One of these days I'll write a blog post about waste free chocolate. I'm a wee bit behind on my blogging, too many projects and jobs on!
Rainy days are the perfect time to tiny house plan. This is where my tiny house began, on these hand drawn plans. Now I'm planning my electrical layout as I plan to tackle the interior.
Compost!! This is my compost bin, my mum found it for free on the side of the road for me 11 years ago. It comes with me whenever I move house. I'm lucky to have loved in rental houses with a decent amount of yard space to have a small garden, compost and worm farm. Not everyone has accessibility to compost, which is why I joined @Sharewaste. It's an app/website where people who have compost/chickens/worms/pigs etc can advertise for food scraps. People with scraps who don't have access to compost can then drop off their food waste. The food waste you see here on my compost bin is actually from someone who lives a block away in a small terraced house. I have another person also saving their scraps for my compost and worm farm. I love the community aspect of sustainability, I have met so many of my neighbours and small business owners through my sustainability journey. Sign up here: www.sharewaste.org.nz
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is back for the month of February. Admittedly I've not done that much cycling since the last challenge, last year. My bike is very hard to ride and I'm not overly confident on the roads. Had a close encounter with a bus passing way too close to me today... But I'm keen to get back on my bike. Also check out this king tide! Cyclists on The Old Mangere Bridge were getting wet!
Morning view from my tent at Young Greens Camp. Back to reality now but am feeling inspired thanks to all the amazing people I spent my long weekend with. 💚🌻🌳🌼🌿☀💚
Cute throwback post of my cat, Riley, chilling in my unfinished tiny house window. You guys often ask for more photos of my cat, I share them in my instagram stories. Riley is nearly 11, I've been with him since he was a kitten. I bought him for myself as a birthday present, after obsessing for months over having a male silver tabby named Riley. He's a pretty chill, low maintenance cat. Most of the waste he generates is medical related-flea and worm treatments. He's still very healthy and fit, he doesn't look or act his age. He's also very good at hunting rats and mice, and fortunately, not so good at hunting birds. And like any responsible pet owner, he's been neutered. I never microchipped him, and wondering if it's worth doing?