We have managed to insulate and plaster board half of the roof space so far, which is pretty impressive. On Sunday we went to see a guy in a neighbouring village who is building his own house and insulating with straw bales. This is something we really wanted to do if we had been able to find the perfect plot of land at the right price. Ah well another life time! It was fascinating to see how he has done it and he gave us loads of tips. So we have ordered 120 bales from him, as he has too many. We are going to build a wall in between the kitchen and the workshop with the bales. Straw is an excellent insulator and absorbs sound very well, which is very important with Chris and his planer!
We have also found time to make a movie theatre! Downstairs, in what will be the kitchen but is currently the storage for our things. We rigged up a screen using a white sheet and dusted off the old sofa and armchair that Kate gave us, and Bob’s your uncle we have the coolest cinema!