LED Lights – The future of lighting

LED Lights, are without a doubt, the future of lighting in our homes. LEDs offer numerous advantages over other lighting technologies. Below is just a few of the advantages LEDs offer: Low power consumption High efficiency level Long lifetime Immediate light at switching on Wide operating temperature range High impact and vibration resistance No UV or […]

Cottage Renovations – Kitchen

The cottage kitchen has been totally restyled, refitted and renovated from an old uninspiring kitchen into a fresh clean and modern kitchen. The original cottage kitchen Ripping out the old cupboards and fittings etc Existing tiled floors removed, new elelectrical plugs and fittings installed Existing door way filled, to be converted to kitchen shelving. Existing […]

Main House Renovations

So far most of the attention has been on getting the cottage ready for rental. There will be a separate post on the cottage renovations once the space has been cleaned up. However there has been some work done on the main house Firstly the roof needed a repaint. We started by removing all loose […]

Renovations Month 1

With December holidays and a pretty slow start to the year, things have been a little slow. But renovations are now fully underway, and well the house is pretty much a huge mess. Walls are being knocked down, bathrooms are being redone, plumbing is being fixed up. The house was previously separated into 4 sections, for 4 […]

LED Day-Night Light

My first LED light installation is a really cool little Day/Night light. The light automatically turns on when it gets dark, and turns off when it gets light again. So basically this eliminates the need for a separate day/night sensor, and its an LED light so its super energy efficient. This was a temporary installation just to […]

Renovations day 1

Day 1. The fun part. Ripping out all the old and damp and decaying kitchens and cupboards. Stripping off all curtain rails, wiring, nails and tiles. Breaking through all the old dry walling that used to separate all the areas for all the different tenants. Cleaning up the overgrown garden and removing uneeded greenery. The […]

Solar Equipment

Solar equipment has been delivered and is waiting for installation once everything is ready. We will be using the following equipment: 5K Victron Multiplus 48/5000/70-100 Inverter 4 x 255w Trina Solar Panels 4 x Ritar 12V 260AH Batteries Blue Sol MPPT150/35 Solar Charge Controllers I hope this is going to be enough to run a smallish […]

First images

The project starts with old home that has been neglected, filled with tenants who pay the rent, keep it running, but do little to maintain and renovate. Thats where we come in, to restore this home to a fun, cool, and eco friendly modern home. The basic idea is to install solar electricity, harvest rain […]