Flatmates moved in

Well  it was a long wait but last week we got a couple in the cabin, and one person in the double room. Now there’s just one spare bedroom, the large single one.

I’ll invite our new flatmates to add to the blog, and ask if they want any photos etc here; otherwise of course they remain quietly anonymous. We are happy to be able to welcome them to Appletree.

In other news, I’ve put batts (well bunnings’ insulation, made from recycled bottles) in the whole ceiling and it’s warmer! The fire has been nice in the cold snaps we’ve had lately. The homely house we are aiming to create is happening. Not without financial worries, but a lot less than if we were trying to pay the rent/mortgage all by our selves! I’m doing paintings and carvings from the local driftwood (beautiful resource!) and still getting the Hobbithaven space sorted hopefully at the old railway station…

The Haven is open!

At last! We moved in on 17th of June 2015, and I’ve been sorting little things like door and window latches, and we have chosen a room to live in:

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My makeshift desk with the few precious objects I managed to smuggle into the packed car on our first load from Kaiwaka!
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Raewyn and Peter having our first ‘bubble’ in the warm sun in our room. Reunited with doglets too, after four weeks in Europe. They are so happy to have us back… no hard feelings!

These are the ads we’ve put into the Gisborne Trader:

Flatmates wanted, Mangapapa, quiet street, nice garden, with mature working couple, 2 doglets, 1 cat. 2 rms in house $100 & $110. Self-contained cabin in back garden $130/wk. Expenses $30/person cover power, phone, broadband, cleaning supplies.

Cabin (‘tiny house’) in leafy back garden of friendly bookish arty 3 bdrm flat. Quiet street. Offstreet parking, garage for bike. Room is 2.8 by 4.4 m + loft 2.8 by 2.2. Sink, hot water, shower/wc. $130 a week plus $30 per person for pwr, wifi, expenses.

Double room in friendly bookish arty three bedroom bungalow flat plus cabin (see our other ad for ‘tiny house’), in quiet street. Offstreet parking, garage for bike. Room is 3.66 by 4.25 metres. $110 a week plus $30 per person for power, wifi, expenses.

Large single room in friendly bookish arty three bedroom bungalow flat plus cabin (see our other ad for ‘tiny house’), in quiet street. Offstreet parking, garage for bike. Room is 2.88 by 3.66 metres. $100 a week plus $30 for power, wifi, expenses.

Now I’ll post some more photos of the rooms and other practically or aesthetically relevant items…

Hello Gisborne!

This is the blog of the flat and ‘eutopian’ homely house we call Appletree Haven, or just Appletree. On 17/6/15 we moved in and we are now looking for people like you to join us in our peaceful haven… email me peter@eutopia.co.nz or text/ring 0223326568.