Category: House

May 10, 2018


I haven’t updated our progress in a while, so I will just share photos from the past few weeks of the biggest changes. Last weekend was a monumental weekend – we got internet, a fridge and a washing machine. Artur’s parents came for a week and brought a carload of plants. We also gave our a […]

April 23, 2018

Living a split life

Monday to Thursdays in Berlin, Fridays to Sundays in Brandenburg. Only 70km separates Neukölln from Fröhden, yet they are worlds apart. I work my tech job during the week then put my gumboots on and play a farmer over the weekend. I see the difference in the way I dress – black and fitted in Berlin, baggy and […]

March 28, 2018

Snow progress

After such a warm and sunny weekend, we were greeted the next Friday with snow. This meant that our gardening was put on hold again for a week.

March 11, 2018

A welcome warm weekend

Such a nice warm weekend, a huge contrast to the previous minus temperature + no heating weekend! We took advantage of the warmth and sunshine by spending most of the time working in the garden. We built a bed for vegetables, a mini greenhouse and planted our first vegetable seeds, as well as replanted some […]

March 11, 2018

A weekend without heating

Since we go to our house almost every weekend, the cold weekend of -12 degree weather wasn’t any different. Except that this weekend, as we discovered as we arrived there on Friday afternoon, our oil heating had frozen due to the extreme temperatures.

March 11, 2018

Slow progress

The last two weekends of February, we didn’t do all that much, but we did manage to make the rooms a bit nicer, by adding lamps, some paintings, a palette bed and painting some walls and doors.

March 8, 2018

Post-holiday progress

The first week back, we managed to make the large bedroom actually resemble a bedroom, as well as paint the corridor, which made me extremely happy.

December 23, 2017

Fourth Weekend

We had a large group of five this weekend and managed to get quite a bit of painting done. The walls of the dining room and small bedroom were both painted (grey and yellow, respectively) and we painted five doors. A couch was also made from pallets, a single mattress and some bricks.

December 15, 2017

Third Weekend

This was the first weekend Artur and I spent at Fröhden without any visitors or guests. We worked pretty much the whole time, from Friday afternoon to Sunday dusk. By the end, I was pretty exhausted and was happy to return to Berlin to do nothing. Though I did discover the best way to unwind after […]

December 3, 2017

Weekend number two

This weekend we did less than I had expected/hoped. I underestimated the amount of time it takes to paint a window. (First you have to scrub away the old paint and then vacuum.) Artur made amazing progress on the weeding, but as Jessica and I spent most of our time inside cleaning and painting, the […]

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