Sharing our experiences and recipes for living the simple life living alongside wildlife. We live in a community on the edge of Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Friday, 13 January 2012
I drew up the design for this door, which will be the front door. A local carpenter who uses wood from the forestry commission, which is the most sustainable source of wood here at the moment. The wood used is Mukwa. He did a great job, I'm really happy with this, a window pane will be fitted in the circular hole. I love arches and I am keen to have mainly arched doors and doorways in the house, this also reduces the need for lintels. The back door will be rectangular with a lintel as I have some old railway sleepers which look beautiful as lintels.
Any wood which is cut and used in the house, we are replacing by planting more trees which I have grown from seed on our land.