Tag Archive: DIY

Finished raised garden bed!

Built by my own hands from free, scavenged materials.  Voila! Installation of watering system imminent.  Planting will commence once the seedlings are big enough and the frosts have finished.  We are just going… Continue reading

Raised garden bed almost finished!

I managed to get all the sleepers cut to size that I needed.  😮  That was scary. However, no arms or legs were chopped off, and although I didn’t get the fit 100%… Continue reading

This year’s vegetable garden preparations begin…

Winter is almost over, and it is time to get the garden beds ready for this year’s garden.  This was the state of the old beds after they sat untended since we pulled… Continue reading

The most amazing self-reliant house/farm/garden wonderland!

I am so inspired by this video.  When I grow up, I want to have an amazing functional garden and have done up our very own  self reliant house all through DIY and… Continue reading

Covering campervan ceiling panels: part 1

It was too rainy today to do more priming inside Kevan, so instead I tried covering one of the ceiling panels I had cut out of 3mm MDF. First I had a practice… Continue reading

DIY Compost bins. I built them out of pallets.

    Because one small compost bin is not enough. (Plus, we had spare pallets, and I needed to practice using a power drill).  Under the blue tarp is some beautifully cooked compost,… Continue reading

Sanding, Grinding, Scraping… Painting!

As I said in my ‘project plan’ post, I have decided that Kevan’s  internal metalwork is scratched up enough that he might eventually rust from the inside out if I leave it as… Continue reading

Presenting… our diy campervan

Originally posted on The Campervan Converts:
Well the deadline was Christmas, and apart from a few final tweaks, our campervan is finished. YAY! The festive corner Fridge nicely stocked We still need to…

Plans for Kevan van Vandervanne.

After a year of researching, doodling pictures and mulling, I think I know what I want to do to Kevan.  Here is an overview of my plans (and like any good ‘To Do’… Continue reading

Meet Kevan.

Kevan van Vandervanne is my very own van.  I have had Kevan for a year now. This is Kevan when I bought him, 155,000kms on the clock.  Not bad for a 1995 vintage.  A bit… Continue reading