TUESDAY 24 MARCH 2020
Good morning - afternoon - evening - midnight. In this story I will tell you the common mistakes we made during our first hot-spot renovation project. This home-renovation came with lots of ups and downs. The mistakes we made definitely created a few of these down moments.
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2019
Hi, so today I want to share a whole new adventure with you. This little adventure includes a new local expert. Okay, I am way to excited, so lets begin! A whole year later after we started renovating, the government decide to build a road. As a result, we had to raise the floors of the house and the garage. So ofcourse we hired a local expert.
FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2020
I never taught that plants would become an obsession of mine. Today's blogstory is inspired by a conversation between me and a few local surinam gardeners. During this conversation we talked about the importance of plants inside and outside the home in the past and now. They shared a lot of wisdom with me, especially about the benefits of indoor plants. So keep on reading because I will be sharing the tea right now!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2018
It's finally official! We can finally start with the renovation of our very first hotspot in Surinam. Our vision is to created a hotspot for people who have the desire to radiate their inner and outer lives. but we also want to include locals in this renovation process and in the overall maintaining after the renovation is finished. This blogstory is the first of our SERIES: ' DIY IDEAS BY LOCAL EXPERTS'
MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020
Good morning - afternoon - evening - midnight. Welcome in a whole new blogstory. I'm not going to let you wait any longer, so lets get started ..
We decided immediately to start with the exterior of the house. The exterior of the house had to be renovated completely and was made of various different materials, including wood, brick and metal. Because it had to be done good we just hired a local painting expert. He did a really phenomenal job, so I had to ask him for some tips for our radiant DIY'ers and he was kindly enough to sit with me and share some of his method. Yay!
The very first tip he gave me was the importance of ‘working in steps.’ The steps he follows are:
Step 1: Inspect and analyze the whole exterior of the house.When your finished you should
know all the materials of the house
know the weaker/ broken parts of the house
know the tools you are going to use
Finished? Proceed to step number 2.