The new year plans unfold . .

With 2017 within days away, plans of creating several projects, travels and networking came to mind. ๐Ÿ˜€ Starting in January, I will be designing the Butterfly Sanctuary. There shall be a clay model and a few sketches. ๐Ÿ™‚

Daniel and I have been given an invitation next summer to help a couple in New Hampshire, USA build their dream home out of COB. ๐Ÿ™‚ We need to get our hands dirty. For it’s been too long since we’ve worked with COB (this previous July in New Zealand). ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

There is also a four day Tadelakt (the art of polished lime plaster) workshop inย pin
Fawn Grove, PA we wish to attend next June. ๐Ÿ™‚ Two years ago we attended a COB building course in Oregon. As a part of the course, we were shown a COB shower room which was covered in a sleek, hard-blue coating known as Tadelakt. It’s waterproof, so it would be excellent for kitchen counters,ย bathrooms, sink linings and for the plans to have a COB oven which has a hot tub placed right over it. ๐Ÿ˜€ *Have your pizza cooking under you, whilst in a hot tub, under the view of the stars.* ๐Ÿ˜€

So yes! ๐Ÿ˜€
Many exciting plans are coming into place for the Butterfly Forests Homestead. ๐Ÿ˜€

Daniel also needs to get his little cute butt into gear, with how he would like to have his music hall designed onto paper or clay. . Or.. ย I just might be making it and he’s peering his head over my shoulder from time-to-time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜› hehe I’m of course happy with helping
create it too. โค

Update: 6:12 p.m.

I started working on the Butterfly Sanctuary yurt in clay model form this evening. ๐Ÿ™‚ I thought to myself: “Why wait until Januaryย to start the project? ย You have the day off from work today, so why waste it?” ๐Ÿ˜€
In the next step, I shall add a simple wooden roof and then sketch out a drawing with further inside and outside details. ๐Ÿ™‚
Also in the works, there are plans to connect with The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust. I will be taking their Butterfly Gardening/Habitat Course (which is online) on January 6th, to better knowledge myself with care, identification and breeding of butterflies 101.

A link to taking the online butterfly course can be found here:

Update: 11:00 p.m.

Last thing for the day’s project, I added a simpleton roof. In the drawings, the roof shall be more accurate and no so ‘sloppy‘. ๐Ÿ™‚


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