We are now using the original kitchen as new kitchen. This stove you see burns wood. We are discovering that a fire sucks a lot of air from inside the house. Next step will be to design a stove that gets it's air from the outside. We are working on that. There is exchange with some of my Croatian friends about techniques, materials etc. There are obviouslyy the classical designs like tilestoves. There is a mass of stone in them that when warmth has gone in them they radiate heat a long time there after. Meanwhile cooking on this simple stove is extremely enjoyable. For rapid heating put the pan right (above the fire) for slower work, move pan left. There is even a round hole in the top above the fire in which our 'wok' fits perfectly. I like this design.
The adventure of dreaming and following dreams in buying land in Croatia. Designing an Eko resort in an unknown country, while getting to know new friends and developing initiative from scratch. A challenge, the more so because I love Leiden and my life there too. For my wife Barbara, our son Nol and me learning a new language and a new life will occupy the next years to come.