Inka Coffee

I Gave Up Coffee For 7 Days

Firstly, it wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be. In fact, I didn’t expect it to be much of a challenge at all. Until my mid twenties, I never really drank anything with caffeine. Coffee drinking in general…

Dungarvan View

The Waterford Greenway: Well Worth The Spin

Being from the sunny South East and currently gainfully unemployed, there was no better time for us to avail of the scenery available along the newly opened 45k cycle/walking route from Waterford to Dungarvan, know as the Waterford Greenway. It…

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Tiny House (in Ecuador)?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Tiny House (in Ecuador)?

So, how much does it cost to build a Tiny House? It depends. The only way to see more of the jigsaw before the event is doing research and comparing with similar projects. As any quick glance online will show,…

Finally! The Roof is Going on our Tiny House

Finally! The Roof is Going on our Tiny House

The roof is going on. Bamboo on the inside, covered with a heavy tarpaulin that came with the truck. It should provide some level of insulation when the temperature drops at night. The roof material comes in sheets which are…

Some Pictures of the House Taking Shape

Some Pictures of the House Taking Shape

Building this house is fun and very challenging in equal measure. The grey metal of the container looks a lot less grim after we applied the first coat of primer paint and commenced in earnest with the long front porch….

Tossing and Turning the Day Away

Tossing and Turning the Day Away

With gale force winds in motion and sand and dirt blowing into every open eye and ear, we marked out the border of the foundation for the house. It worked out about 41 foot by 26. The land is on…

First Part of the House: The Back of A Truck

First Part of the House: The Back of A Truck

Otavalo is famous for its indigenous alpaca wool and crafts market. We were looking for something else, however. Thanks to some very helpful friends we were able to drive to container yards just outside the town. From there, we picked…

Being 'Normal' doesn't mean what it used to

Being ‘Normal’ doesn’t mean what it used to

I few weeks ago I made a mental note to be wary of buying more books. I bought a few today – slightly compulsively and with a decent element of joy so I guess I am upholding a recent promise…

The Gospel According to Minimalism – Not to be taken literally

I came across an article entitled ‘The Oppressive Gospel of Minimalism’ on the New York Times Magazine recently. Like the real Gospels, too much preaching will turn the choir, or prevent it being formed in the first instance. As Kyle…