Opened my eyes this morning and what did I see?
I looked up and saw the ceilings and the platform that will soon host and hoist the bed that I was lying in.
We made it. We’re in.
Day started with a quick inspection from Mike’s Godmother, Margaret who was passing on her way back from Sidmouth. She gave the cabin full marks!
Then a nice lunch at our nearest pub the Lowtrow Cross. See local traffic jam below:
Then a rush back to try to get out of West Withy and into Easterdown! I only wish I’d got a photo of the mattress on the roof. Thank goodness we had a lovely, sunny day.
Move all done. Lighting and electricity works.
Completely full up from huge lunch courtesy of Margaret, but toasted a few puppadoms just to celebrate:
Got the bed made up. Not on the platform yet, but looks like someone is pleased we are all here now:
This morning, first hot drinks. Then I had the first ever shower at Easterdown. AND IT WAS BRILLIANT! Hot, great pressure, and not only that, Mike had a shower about 10 minutes after me. No letup in hot water at mains pressure at all.
Jamie Burnham had been very precise and cautious with his water heating calculations. He reckoned that from cold, it would take three hours of heating for the thermal store to give us a 10 minute shower. What we all had no idea about was what the refresh rate would be like (ie. what about a second shower immediately after the first one), or how long the thermal store would take to produce hot water when it was cooked on the evening before.
This system, like everything that Jamie Burnham designed has surpassed all predictions and expectations. Off-Grid Luxury!