Monday, November 25, 2019

And so it is

And so it is that I find myself back on the island of my heart.
The place that's been calling me ever since I left.
Where the air smells like home.

A perfect place to reflect.
To rest.
To reconnect.

There's no place like home, they say.
And I can only agree.

Friday, November 15, 2019

The Orion-Hub - a low emission house.

It's a cool but also a slightly strange feeling.
Mum's house is famous!

I'm pretty sure that the text in the images is impossible to read even if you happen to speak French so let me give you the summary:

Mum built a new house. 
It's pretty darn amazing and fits perfectly in between our 4 treehouses and our natural swimming pool.
"Bioclimatique" means that because of the building techniques used the house is extremely energy efficient.

As I lived in this house during the entire summer of 2019 (including 2 heatwaves) I can witness that it stays nice and cool even during the hottest days without any airconditioning, which, according to our architect Bruno Bazire from Trihab, the most important feature any new house should have.

Thank you so much to Nice Matin for this article.
As you can imagine it makes my heart very proud that even Hector got to be in it. 
More images of the house can be found on Trihab's website.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Another summer at Orion B&B!

I've been at Orion for 7 months now & finally summer has officially started.

This winter I repainted the floors of all treehouses,
I got creative with old sheets and repurposed them into little cute weaves that now decorate the walls, I'm crocheting cushions with strips of old hammam towels, and we've taken a hard look at what we serve for breakfast and came up with new low-waste alternatives!

I'm loving it. 
The journey to sustainability is a long one, but we're on it, and it's oh so fulfilling. 

One of the things we get asked for the most is our granola recipe.
I won't copy it here because I've already posted it on the Orion blog which finally has come to be too! 

I'm full of energy for this summer. 
I'll be cleaning the pool, serving breakfast & teaching yoga like there's no tomorrow.
I'll also be cleaning more treehouses and do more laundry and ironing than I care to think about at the moment ... but it will be done with LOVE!

Come and stay!