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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.

Hello from Europe!

Hello from Europe!

3 weeks agoHouse Build

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 agoLifestyle

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!

We have electricity!

We have electricity!

4 months agoElectricity

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.

Moving house

Moving house

4 months agoHouse Build

After six months in one spot, it was finally time to hookup the RV again, but this time our journey was a little shorter than usual!

Breaking ground... and machines!

Breaking ground... and machines!

6 months agoHouse Build

We've well and truly broken ground now, hitting some major milestones but also breaking some things along the way.

Grading begins

Grading begins

7 months agoHouse Build

After a couple of hectic weeks of final preparation, this week we had our first glimpse of what lies beneath the surface on our property.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

8 months agoHouse Build

After a lot of consideration, we decided to part ways with our architects. Since then, everything has been turned upside down...in a good way!

Oops! We did it again...

Oops! We did it again...

9 months agoNews

Between our travel trailer, equipment trailer and portable sawmill we're no strangers to towing, and this week we added another trailer to our collection!

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

9 months agoTools & Equipment

We visited the Rockler store in Salem, NH to pick up some exciting new tools - a Sawstop Jobsite Table Saw and Dewalt DW735X planer.

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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.

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.