Adding new toys to Raetihi

Now onsite and working, runs off a gas bottle so we can make it available to anyone renting whether for a night or longer. It’s a late 90’s beast of a thing built into a frame which allows it to be free standing for now, but it’ll be built into a deck structure (and as such fenced as is required by the local Council bylaws) once we can get that arranged.

So far our daughter and friends have got it set up and running over a weekend, the water was not treated chemically so their comment was ‘it smelled very farty’ which I can assume is due to a level of sulphur in the local water – it comes from the streams on the side of Mt Ruapehu after all.

I haven’t been up as yet, the seasons off to a slowish start with snow only falling in this last week and enough of a base in place for an opening today; and I’m stuck in Wellington this weekend. 

Bright & Shiny, floors like new…..

before the furniture goes back in

The lounge floor before the furniture goes back in

From day one we always wanted to get the floors done, the Matai boards were aged and somewhat dulled through many feet across them; then we thought to do it all ourselves but talking with friends the advice was to bring in an expert (Bryan Searle – Whanganui) did the work and what work.

Warm Manuka honey and gold tones and every area just glows.

the burn mark treated well

And then all the furniture got added back in – we’d lifted the original carpet from the bedroom and had Norca Rugs in Levin edge/bind this and now it’s gracing the lounge floor instead.

Fully set up and looking great

The main bedroom now has the fuzzy rug down and the floor reflects the tapa and curtain colours – this room gets evening sun and lights up in that warmth.

main bedroom

So, it’s all come together nicely, gleaming wood and in start contrast in some places we now have to go back and redo the work that earlier we though t’good enough’ and touch up skirting boards, and door frames etc

Hallway

Now the plans extend to a deck out from the French doors at the end of the   kitchen, the family keep saying ‘add a spa pool’ in which comment I only hear more work for me, but we shall see. The deck will have some level of cover, either slide down sides with a half roof, this will allow winter time use with a brazier or heating source out there, will be stunning when done