Summerhouse - Summer of 2010

This is where I planned to put a hot tub. The previous da…
Another angle of the area. The thick sea weed makes i…
The mini escavator (a Volvo EC20) used for this project i…
The first shipment of materials consisted mostly of large…
After a good workout it is always good to do som…
A few closeups (turning counter-clockwise) starting at th…
..followed by the east side of the plateau.
Continuing to the southeast side of the plateau..
..and finally a view of the south side.
Over the last decade or so the sea weed have really take…
More soil has now been put in place and it actually start…
Main focus was on the actual plateau but the passage dow…
This should give an idea of the result so far.
Time for a dinner break and to fetch even more material.
This little baby did a really good job of delivering th…
Here I am mustering up some mental strength to continu…
About to call it quits for the day.
Panning over the plateau to show the result so far..
..at this point I had started to even out the top layer.
While raking the top layer I took the opportunity to ge…
A few small trees and bushes had been kept to shelter th…
A side project included building a stone wall preventin…
I tried to avoid covering up this beautifully and naturall…
By now most of the previously eroded slope has been fille…
The sand and tiles have arrived!
Rough plans on the placement of the tiles and hot tub ha…
Parts of the soil has been removed to make room for san…
The whole area has finally been cleared to make room fo…
Large plastic sheets were placed in the bottom and sand wa…
Hopefully the plastic will prevent weed to grow in betwee…
The blue steel pipes helped me make sure the sand was kep…
First 50 tiles were put into place before it became clea…
All tiles were removed and the excruciating task o…
..about halfway back to where I was earlier..
..finally back to where I was the day before.
Extending the levelled sand backwards with the help of th…
More plastic have been spread out and is being fitted.
The levelling of sand has more or less been completed.
For the last time the steel pipes were removed and at thi…
No reason for the symmetrical pattern besides trying t…
All tiles are now in place covering approximately 19.…
The hot tub has finally been moved into place and is read…
Firing it up for the first time.
The morning after the premiere bath.
Due to rain not much happened for a few days besides som…
By now the slope at the back isn't that steep as it onc…
More sea weed was removed and hopefully it will stay awa…
The slope down to the water was filled up and evened ou…
The first attempt to achieve a soft declining pathway dow…
Note to self; do something about the two closest trees tha…
View of the hot tub from the water.
Almost all the sea weed have been removed and shipped awa…
..more rain had fallen and a wet lawn mixed with heav…
It took a few hours to get the lawn back to an acceptabl…
Still quite not finished with the stone wall..
..but getting there.
Amazingly it only took about a week for the grass to star…
In hindsight the stone wall should probably have bee…
Getting an idea how it will look like in the future.
This is more or less the view you have from the hot tu…

..in the dusk you can clearly see the full moon shinin…
Besides the occational sound of cowbells from across th…
..and you feel you are as one with nature right there i…
Returning to the summer house in the autumn..
..being met by a multitude of colours coming through th…
"When an early autumn walks the land and chills the breez…
The pile has become a lot smaller during this year.
The lawn seems to have recovered nicely from the heav…
Left side of the summer house has been evened up and if …
There are still a lot of things to do around the house bu…
Hopefully the soil will settle nicely and make it easier t…
The plan is that a drainage pipe will go into the groun…
During the time I was away it has been pouring down and i…
There is no strip of land anymore before it reaches th…
..in fact, by now the stairs down to the water actuall…
The stone barrier that seemed to be somewhat excessiv…
..and that goes all the way. I have never ever seen th…
A close call indeed but thankfully the grass had bee…
But there was definitely a marshy feel stepping on i…
Some benefits of the rain were that even under the tree…
Not sure why the bald patch is there.. most likely the are…
For some reason, not grass but clover seems to thrive o…
The stairs down to the water have been pulled up for th…
There were still dragonflies around taking advantage of th…
..even I had to remove some clothes when it was shining a…
In hindsight I probably should've added a few more inche…
While it was fairly warm during daytime at night th…
Sitting by the fireplace feels magical and being stocked u…
Returning to the summer house in the winter..
If you can't use the phrase "winter wonderland" to describ…
If only I had brought snow shoes or a pair of skis.
You can barely make out the stairs that usually leads dow…
A view of the fenced terrace and the hot tub.
Taking the weight off the hot tub lid.
This is how the southwest part of the lake looks like i…
Before closing this year's photo album I'll leave you wit…