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Another Room (Almost) FINISHED!

We've been working away on the lounge renovation over the last three months: plastering, plumbing, lime washing, tiling and more. Since we've shown a number of these things in previous videos we thought we'd put them all together into one long video to show how this room has transformed over the last few weeks.…

Why DON’T We Work on ONE Room at a Time?!

In this video we start work on the new bathroom plumbing, running hot and cold water feeds up from the plant room, through the lounge ceiling and up through the concrete floor into the bathroom above. With a few obstacles to work around and a mid-way undo, redo, we always thought this project was…

Do Hardware Store LED Panels Work as Grow Lights?

Our seedlings are coming along nicely although it's not all good news. Some of them popped up much earlier than expected after the improvements we made to our seed starting system in our previous gardening video - and this ended up with some very leggy seedlings. In this video we'll install some lights to…

The Tent is Down, Long Live the Tent!

Today is a big day - the tent that we've called "home" for the last three years is finally coming down. Good riddance, I say! Join us for a momentous moment and a discussion about the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to living off grid in a tent for an extended…

It’s Time for the Pink Toilet to GO!

Since December 2020 people have been obsessed with the pink toilet in our retro 1990s bathroom. After today's video, the famous toilet will be no more. It's kind of crazy to think that it's taken over three years for us to circle back to the bathroom renovation and finish what we started all that…

How Hard is Upside Down (Lime) Plastering?

We've been cracking on with some bits and pieces projects downstairs in our Portugal house renovation. First up I mixed a bit of lime plaster to outline the pointed stone wall to start the process of blending it in. I also try my hand at upside down plastering in one of the doorway reveals. Stick…

Four Improvements to Our SEED STARTING System

Spring is just around the corner and we're a bit late with our seed sowing for the season – particularly because we wanted to start early this year! In the past we've struggled with germination rate and we've narrowed it down to four potential pitfalls. We'll discuss the seed starting challenges we've face so…

Undoing and Redoing our Bathroom Plumbing

Some time ago we installed a flushing toilet – a most welcome addition to our renovation project in Portugal (since we'd not had a conventionally working toilet for over two years). But, when we installed that toilet we knew the plumbing was temporary and we'd have to come back to redo it – and plumb…

A Perfect Day Out

Central Portugal is a stunning place to live or visit and today we're taking a bit of a break from renovation work to do some touristing. The central region of Portugal is home to 27 Aldeias do Xisto or schist villages. These are old villages where the majority of the buildings are made with…

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