We started buying some land in what was to become a new neighbourhood in Vlissingen. .By accident we were the first starters, so the first months it looked as if we were the only builders. We bought the wooden do-it-yourself kit from Finnhouse They did a wonderfull job (altough we had to pay a lot). The first 5 weeks we had help from friends and family. They used their own tools and after 2 months our house was “wind and water proof”.
We have installed heating pipe in our floor so we don’t need any ugly heating radiators. It gives a pleasant warmth, but the only drawback is its slow regulation time. So we have a woodstove for the events we want a quick rise of temperature (and for a cosy atmosphere during long winterevenings).
Before doing it on our house, we tested it on the roof of our shed. And it worked out just fine !
This is how it looks in 2018 :