Subsequently, the family have done a lot of renovation and repairs to the house, especially the solar system which has been greatly expanded, and the rainwater harvesting setup. The apartment has also been re-decorated and re-furnished. Most recently the bathroom was refurbished with the installation of a new shower cubicle and built-in composting toilet. Now they are working on clearing areas of land, planting fruit trees and developing perennial and annual edibles planting areas. They've incorporated some rabbits and a small flock of chickens into their food production set-up.
The apartment has its own private access and garden area with the following views from its doorway (the front door to the apartment is shown in the first photograph top left):
Our apartment is eminently suitable for artists, walkers, cyclists and people interested in eco-living.