Erik Vestman and Nils Petter Löfstedt build a secret home in Malmö, Sweden.
Thanks Luna Park for sharing this one.
Dan Phillips gives a great talk over at TED about houses, Apollonian vs. Dionysian mentality, and even recreational bathtubs. Enjoy!
We were fortunate enough to get an amazing Ax for christmas (thaks Josh) and we chopped wood just in time for the crazy nor’easter that dropped 16” on us. WIthin a matter of hours we could barely open the door and were wondering if we’d ever be able to leave the cabin. Well, we didn’t have to leave the cabin to feel like we were out in the snow banked city due to a strange indoor flurry that occurred throughout the night. When strong gusts of wind blew just right a small dose of snow would fit in between the wood planks and tin on the roof and spritz us like pinata confetti. But nothing a little calk can’t fit. At least that’s what she said; She being Catherine, the pyromaniac of the cabin.
We started over with the stove by replacing the wood wall with a concrete wall. We cut out a section of the old salvaged wood and made a tight fitting patch with Wonderboard (cement board). We then replaced the melted flex hosing with a smaller diameter duct. Reassembled it like before and added metallic tape to all the seams. It wasn’t fun but the wood burning stove is back and burning better than ever. (sigh) (lazer rainbows) (warm angel kisses) (etc.)
See you next week for all the things we already did but didn’t tell you about.
The stove is a success and besides providing some much needed warmth, it also doubles as a pretty handy place for cooking. So far we’ve cooked pancakes, eggs, bacon, roasted pumpkin seeds, mexican hot chocolate, quesadillas, and of course, toasted some marshmallows. It seems like there’s no end to what this stove can do! That was until one night when we noticed the side of the house was glowing ember red around the ducting…