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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/03/1978-pjc-vedders-modern-mushroom.html

Monday, October 1, 2012

{The Construction of Our Rose Suite - Part I}

Living in another continent, creates of course an opening for family members and friends to visit you. For more than 50 times we have had guests in our home. Several of them staying for 2-6 weeks at a time. For that purpose we started with 'The Construction of Our Rose Suite - Part I. This in order that both, our guests and we ourselves, would have complete privacy. A second home so to speak with a private entrance. Our best friend's Dad had dug out his basement in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area where he encountered rocks. My husband Pieter said: 'Why don't we also do this?' We don't have rocks so that will be a lot easier... Thus the idea became reality in March of 2003, when we had the door opening cut out of the concrete blocks.

Next to the chimney is the new entrance door to our Rose Suite!
You will get to see the entire Rose Suite after the two initial Construction Videos.
Otherwise you will not understand how this all came about...
Yes, a grueling task of Digging Out 60 Metric Tons of Dirt!
So glad my dear husband Pieter was able to pull this off.
Scary, knowing that five years later he had his quadruple bypass open heart surgery and a stent in his neck.
We feel blessed for many things!

Enjoy this 2.31 minute video.

Related links:
{Our Rose Suite Work Shop & Mariette's Back to Basics Shipping Center} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suite Pantry & TRINITY EcoStorage™ NSF 6-Tier Wire Shelving Racks} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suite's Little Room} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suit Hallway} | previous post by me
{Welcome to Our Rose Suite - Entrance} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suite Kitchenette} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suite Living Room} | previous post by me
{Our Rose Suite Bedroom} | previous post by me
{The Construction of Our Rose Suite - Part II} | previous post by me

17 comments:

  1. How exciting honey! Kori xoxo

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  2. WoW! what a job! Mr. G. did similar - it is hard laborious work! Pieter is a true blessing for all the hard work he takes on (even now). can't wait to see the finished project. I'm certain your guests have enjoyed it over the years. Blessings to you both... xo C. (HHL)

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  3. would never had considered making another 'suite' by digging out the basement.

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  4. That is a true labor of love, Mariette! Your Peiter is a hard worker and so clever to fit this room in to your home. I can't wait to see the final results. Happy Monday to you! xx

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  5. I really enjoyed this little video, deareat Mariette :O)))
    Have a happy and wonderful week,
    sending love and hugs
    Claudia

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  6. Oh wow Mariette! Your husband is one amazing man.

    Dee

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  7. Wow that's really amazing. Lots of work and dirt! Can't wait to see the suite after completion!

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  8. Het is geweldig Mariette, een mens wordt daar wel erg sterk van Mariette. Wetend dat wij 5 huizen zo verbouwd hebben vanaf ons 22ejaar!En op ons 50e naar Frankrijk zijn vertrokken en nu nog niet helemaal klaar zijn met onze franse boerderij.
    Wat een voldoening geeft dat later hè als het klaar is?

    Groeten Janny

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  9. What a lovely idea with an own entry for your far away guests. Your house look very nice.

    Hugs

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  10. Liebe Mariette,
    eine Menge Arbeit habt ihr euch gemacht, doch die Idee finde ich wunderbar! So habt ihr immer ein gastfreundliches Haus und dennoch Privatleben...
    Alles Liebe und einen schönen Oktoberbeginn, Traude
    ჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓ

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  11. Dear Mariette,
    This is a huge undertaking but so worth it. Your dear Pieter works very hard and it shows. This reminds me of a time when my hubby dug our pool out of the ground in another home. Another time we built an entire second floor about our home. Together we worked for months till complete.

    I loved viewing your video. Great job and so looking forward to seeing this finish. You two are amazing.

    Thank you for stopping by and your encouraging comment. Have a wonderful week.
    Sending hugs, CM

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  12. What an exciting undertaking ... I know because that's what I've been doing for the last five years ( ha Ha) ..renovating two Victorians... It's definitely a labour of love... ENJOY...HUGS

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  13. Hi Mariette!
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. I appreciate that very much and I am so glad that you liked my garden house. If you want to see more of my work look here at my website:
    www.fingerborgen.se
    I have had a little shop before with yarn and embroidery so therefore it´s many things leftovers from the shop.
    it is very hard to sell hand-crafted things in Sweden so I try to sell on Etsy.

    Many hugs from Britt

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  14. You have really get a hard work with your house and I like it very much

    Britt

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  15. Hi Mariette!
    I thank you to have my on your pinterest, but I can not see your pinterest albums, it says that I have too old computer.
    Here is a link to my Etsy shop:
    https://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/Smallthingsandmore?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

    and here is my miniature blog:

    http://brittsvirkochminiatyr.blogspot.se

    and here you have my little miniature garden with house:

    http://brittsvirkochminiatyr.blogspot.se/search/label/allotment%20house%20and%20garden


    Many hugs from Britt

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