Thought it might be tough to beat Ben the roofer and Sam the - magic - chef, but might have just pipped them with Martin "The Machine" Krolsky!!
Not a man who believes in coincidences, three people this week have described Quinta Stuart as a bit of a hippy retreat... great, it is our hazy lazy laid back low carbon shady snoozy woozy cheap clean economic eco hostal. With prices from 10 euros per person per night, come see at
Martin The Machine, constructing a thermal batch heater. After two days chain sawing, moving tonnes of compost and making drylene, this was his day off job!!
Not having the cash for a deck, we decided to raid the recycle bin for some marble. The sand came from a friends over order... still a few sacks of high energy cement though... Change from 100 euros and so cool!!
Starting to clad the insulation layer on Casa Kiki, getting a bit distracted with abstract bottle windows (photos to follow!)
It never rains around here, it just keeps pouring... 355 mms so far at Quinta Stuart this year. This was the day after The Poland Trojan left.. spent all day cooking with Jamesons...
So now back on our own, but awaiting an Irish couple in a vintage VW van. Great to see Paul, Robin, Ole, Ben and Sam at Pura Vida near Odeixe, west coast. We are going to catch up them at the free festival , central Portugal 15th April... check out www.freekuencyfestival.com for directions and line up.
Oh yes... need to promote my website and bookings for all our shelters - any ideas readers?