Let me give you a tour of our project(s) right now…
Welcome to us, the super busy family on Mossvägen. It’s rather full-on these days, just how we like it. House has to be liveable within the next two weeks as we are moving in! At the same time the caravan must be ready, as we will be opening soon after Swedish midsummer.
But all is possible, once you put your mind to it. Trust me.
Jake spent his Friday spray painting our beautiful skirtings, luckily the sun was shinning.
Today he started his new project…the 1966 caravan.
We are so happy and grateful Jake’s dad is here to lend us a hand for two weeks. Couldn’t be a better timing, hopefully the first floor of our house will be ready for the three of us. So thank you so much for helping, can’t thank you enough Marc!
Very pleased with the ‘grey/beige’ colour on the panel, feels spot on already. Eeeeeeeks! Super excited for all that’s coming, feels like home already.
The original interior and walls were ripped out just before I left so things are moving forward that’s for sure.
Here is a sneak peak of the paint… Looks ready for milkshakes already. Perfect for the van, indeed.
hey hey hey! I need to share a small secret with you. It’s about my better half Jake. My amazing multi talented man.
There’s not much he can’t do. From building a house to cooking our food. Sometimes he watches Youtube to learn a new skill or find inspiration for ideas he’s thought of. For example, towards the end of last summer we bought a bee hive.
A bee community is something Jacob has always dreamt of having, so many hours spent researching on youtube and a day later we had hives placed in the garden. Jake has always keep pretty busy and I love that. Different projects here and there, one after another. No dreams are too big.
Talking about dreams, when we lived in Australia a few years ago we spoke about buying a van to drive around Australia… Make a mobile coffee shop and work where we wanted too. Since I have been a chef for 15 years and Jake is a great builder and electrician it didn’t feel so far out of reach.
But we moved back to Sweden, and have been here for 6 years now. With this dream still lurking in the back of our minds, and the lovely location in Varberg called Kärleksparken being free this year (since dear Malin has chose not to keep her Juice & yoga there) Jake felt he wanted to give the Café dream a go. Said and done. Caravan found on Blocket. Few calls to the council, police and anyone interested. Papers signed. DONE.
Now it’s the part of getting the van ready within two weeks. EEEEEEEKK. Tomorrow the renovation will begin and we hope to keep you up to date on our journey, every step of the way. Everything is going to be changed inside, outside.
This is such a fun project and I’m so proud of my Jake! He always says in Sweden you can barely buy any good milkshakes. In Australia & in England you can get them everywhere. So Milkshakes will definitely be on the menu.
Juices, smoothies, soup and panini, oh & Fika obviously. Hope you will join us on this journey. We will update daily, before and after how the renovation goes. We will start the transformation on Friday the 14th of June.
Yesterday I recieved a gift sent by post. The weekend we had our Kustfolk market I saw this girl wearing a very cool jacket. Not only the jacket was cool, her whole look was amazing. So I asked her if she was the one making those jackets, cause I seen this print before and I really like it. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GIRL GANG. – no no, I only do this for fun. I buy vintage jackets and then I add the text myself. Few days later I received the finest mail, it was AK. She said that she wanted to give me a jacket! -FOR REAL ? I felt no way, you can’t give away your jacket !
But she said she had another one and it would be the perfect fit for me. OMG, so much kindness from a girl I met 5 min. I cannot believe I got given a jacket. But with the very special note on the back, it says it all really.
Few days later I got my jacket. Wow! It was the perfect fit. Thank you so much lovely AK. Support your local girl gang . I will live by it.
Right at this spot Kristin & I have been taking some photos lately. Last night was not so cold as the first shoot the other day. But it’s not as warm as it looks let me tell you that.
Our beige wrap dress in linen, already popular on instagram. Can’t wait to release it online.
Bua light house. Rather stunning out here. It’s a purple field of flowers everywhere you go now.
We did half of what we planned from the start. It started to get cold. It’s so hard to stay focused when you get cold. They say it will get warmer on Friday so we give it another go then. Lots of new photos coming up and we’re excited to share it all.
Dad said he had fish and some crayfish to give us so we hurried down to the boat before dad was off for another night fishing.
Dad started fishing when he was 14 and soon he is 71. Talk about dedication. Hat off dad. I never think he’s gonna stop to be honest.
Fun going down to the harbour. Always busy down here. They always wanna chat as well.
Dads cousin Ante . Always up to no good (haha), biggest bloke in Bua. Everyone knows Ante I promise you that.
& there they go.. 12 hours of work through the night.
Let me show you are cabin by the forest and just by the sea.
We moved here couple of weeks ago and we’re gonna stay here till July.
We love it out here. It’s a small place and it feels like we’re on a holiday. Right now 5 apple trees are in bloom and the plum tree just lost their flowers.
We bought this place 3 years ago now and Jake has truly been a champion who renovated this house on his own. ( I helped with a lot as well ) It was hard work. But hard work pays off in the end!
The kitchen area.
Lately I’ve been drinking my 11 o’clock coffee exactly here.
Very pleased with our bathroom. Going 3/4 with tiles and have wallpaper is something I highly recommend.
Finn’s all toys takes up the whole livingroom. ha! 45 m2 is not very big, but it’s enough.
We got two bedrooms livingroom, kitchen, toilet upstairs.
15m2 downstairs – laundry room and a spare bed.
Jake is renovating the shed now. It will be ready just in time for the summer. Gonna be nice with a big bedroom for our visitors.
A mess right now.
Every night the fox comes to visit.
& the fasan, it’s been feed by the neighbours since he was born so this fella is tame.
Thinking if we should rent this house out for the weekends just after the holidays ends, like from mid august and on wards, many of you love Varberg so I thought our house could be perfect stay if anyone wanna do a weekend in Varberg. Let me know if you are keen.
When I came home on Sunday night I didn’t move from the sofa. My heart was full but my body was tired. Meeting more than 2000 people in two days takes a lot of energy I started this post in the night but didn’t get down before today. hahah!
Kustfolk 2019 was a success and we’re planning for a new event later this year.