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Exploring Rome with Rick Steves' Audio Guide

We downloaded Rick Steves' Audio Europe travel app and enjoyed a fantastic, free walking tour around the heart of Rome.

Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

It's been just under two weeks since we arrived at our Airbnb in Rome - time is flying fast! But not everything has been plain sailing this week.

Remote RV monitoring & camera system

We built a DIY monitoring system using Wyze cameras, cellular modem, Raspberry Pi and Home Assistant to keep an eye on our RV this winter.

Learning to make handmade pasta in Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do - so yesterday we took a cooking class with Emanuele Faini to learn how to make perfect handmade pasta at home.

Hello from Europe!

Hello from Europe!

3 weeks agoNews

Did you miss us? It's been a little while, and a lot has happened. Not least we're now thousands of miles away from Vermont in Europe! Let's catch you up.

Winter plans 2022

Winter plans 2022

3 months agoNews

After a hectic year bringing in utilities and developing our site, we're ready for a break. This year we've set our sights a little further afield!

Migrating email from Proton Mail to MXRoute

With an estimated 320 billion emails sent and received in 2021, using the right email provider is critical. Which is why I recently made a big change.

We have electricity!

We have electricity!

4 months agoNews

We've been excitedly waiting for the time when our electrical service would be installed and we'd finally have power - this was the week.

Electrical Service: Part 1 - Design

Kicking off our series on installing electrical service, we walk through service sizing, transformer location and primary transmission line placement.

Off-grid or on-grid?

Off-grid or on-grid?

4 months agoHouse Build

As we're building our dream home in Vermont, there's one big question we have to answer: should we connect to power or go off-grid?

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