Archive for August, 2012

Cob bathroom

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

This is one of those projects which suddenly materialised out of nowhere.

It’s not as if we didn’t have enough to be getting on with already. The last few months have been so busy, I’ve barely had a chance to photograph it all, let alone write blog posts about it. Then on top of that, both the computer and backup external hard drive chose the same moment to fail – what are the chances of that?! – and getting access to email accounts and websites again is requiring a fair few extra online hours to fit into the daily schedule. So it seems more than a little crazy to be adding to the project list. But with Liam, our ferrocement water tank specialist, going back to the UK for a few months and Wayne doing the same, work on the rainwater harvesting system came to a natural pause and this project sort of tumbled into the gap.


Illegal property scams in Portugal

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Benfeita and its surrounding villages have become very popular in the last 3 years among foreigners, especially English-speaking foreigners, and many people have moved into the area, many to follow lifestyles similar to ours, so this is a warning if you’re one of those looking into moving here.

Benfeita, Pardieiros and Monte Frio, Serra do Açor, Portugal