Testing the Flir c2 thermal cam

Before Christmas 2019 we bought a FLIR cam, a thermal image camera. With that cam it is possible to detect leaks of warmth in a building. It shows temperature as colour as an overlay over a normal photo.

Insulating a rintamamiestalo with hemp

When I first spoke with friends about insulating the house with hemp in 2018 I got all those jokes about hemp that you can get when you are telling about it. But hemp is, alongside with cellulose and straw bale a real good insulating material.… more

One Year in Finland

23rd of May 2017 came and went. Why is that an important date anyway? Well, it's the one-year anniversary of our life in Finland. On the 23rd of May 2016 my Mum picked us up from the Tampere airport and brought us back to the house, which was… more

Installation of Our PV System - Picture Journal

Another throwback Thursday post!

As our photovoltaic system is back up and producing effectively after a Finnish winter break, I thought let's take a little picture journey back to July 2016 when the PV system was installed!

When the Water Line Freezes

When I installed the electric water pipe heating I thought I was done. Until the temperature hit -22°C. We had that temperature for about 2 days and when that happened it resulted in a frozen water pipe… more

Installing Electric Water Pipe Heating

Our fresh water pipe enters the house sideways, which means we have a small hut attached to the house, in which the water pipes comes in from below ground and enter the house through the wall. This is pretty practical in a Rintamamiestalo.