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Almost 6 months

Almost 6 months

Already almost 6 months I’m taking testosterone. To be exact I’m on day 134 today. Yeah, I do keep track. Especially because else I’ll forget all together, and now I’ve got an ...

Installing Anevay stove

Installing Anevay stove

... At the end of 2017 I got in contact with Anevay again, convinced I was almost ready to install the stove. They had created the Shepherd by then, an even smaller stove, ideal for a small space ...

Some Daily Cattywampus – 1 – The Hedgehog

Some Daily Cattywampus – 1 – The Hedgehog

At the last moment the dog realized those spines wouldn’t feel too nicely in their mouth. The hedgehog stayed behind, terrified, in the corner of the terrace. This is the moment I got called in. ...

Update August 2018

Update August 2018

August 2018, autumn is coming. We’ve had a hot summer, and its time for a nice late summer. Now and then rain, now and then sun. And, its time to move, to relocate, from the farm into the ...

Being an inexperienced builder

Being an inexperienced builder

I am an inexperienced builder. Before starting to build this wagon, I had only build some small things under the experienced guidance of my school teacher. So I did have some basic knowledge, a ...

Double guestblog: not he, not she, but me

Double guestblog: not he, not she, but me

This physical journey which I'll have, I do it becáuse I get so frustrated of the world: if I make sure I'm okay in my own body, than the world can think whatever they like. At least I'm myself, ...

2018, it’s gonna be my year

2018, it’s gonna be my year

2018 has arrived, winter has kept be from writing blogs apparently. But not from moving forward! 2018, it’s gonna be my year. Why? Read this blog and you’ll find out. Wagon Most obviously ...

Walls, roof, waterproof?

Walls, roof, waterproof?

So much has happened! It’s incredible. The walls are standing up, the framework is  almost fully completed, the wagon actually has a shape now! Did you see the pictures already? If not, ...

What BZN, Herman Brood, The Trammps and George Baker have to do with the wagon…

What BZN, Herman Brood, The Trammps and George Baker have to do with the wagon…

When I started this adventure I wanted to use a lot of second hand material: giving that a second life, and saving in money, seemed like a good idea. I found some second hand multiplex for the ...

Trouble in my brain

Trouble in my brain

I’m so confused.There’s a big mess in my head.I don’t know where to start and where to end.There’s no problem in my life.The only problems are made by me.I’ve got no big ...

Beautiful weather, so… been busy!

Beautiful weather, so… been busy!

The wagon It’s moving forward with the wagon! The crowdfunding has given me about €1000,- on- and offline together, which is a great start to get building. First I had to fix the iron frame ...

Special for you

Special for you

when is one special why should one be wanna be I wanna feel special to you to all of you but I’m not I’m one of all not special to one why would I I’m one of many why do I want a ...

Guestblog: person of ideas

Guestblog: person of ideas

Evenaar & Partners - Ideeën en dromen, daar leef ik op. Op alles kan ik wel een creatieve oplossing bedenken. Ik heb overal een visie op die net anders is dan waar de meeste mensen aan hadden ...

Week 2 of the crowdfunding!

Week 2 of the crowdfunding!

Crowdfunding is a week on the go! It’s super awesome to do, every day I’m spending at least an hour or 2 making up new posts, new pictures, new mailings, sending messages personally to ...

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

It’s finally time: I got rid of the welfare, which means I can start the crowdfunding! I’m already busy with the wagon, but in order to buy all materials I’m gonna need, I can use ...

I can’t call you my friend

I can’t call you my friend

My friend Don’t get me wrong I can’t call you my friend I’ve got friends, you know all over the place I know them, you know from all times ago How I wish, I had a friend on my side ...

The time to work out is coming up!

The time to work out is coming up!

Well yeah, it really is! The time to work out is coming up soon: the flowers started blooming, birds are singing and in between the raindrops the sun starts to shine warmly. In other words: spring is ...

Proper planning

Proper planning

It’s way to late but still: happy new year! I haven’t been writing since new year, so I guess it’s about time. What’s the status quo at the moment? Well, I’ve been busy ...

Axles & markets

Axles & markets

The 3th welder I’ve been in contact with would come some weeks ago, to have a look at the frame of the Vardo. The visit costs money, and I want to know for sure I get what I’m expecting ...

New site, busy plans

New site, busy plans

Google keeps suprising me – all of a sudden, when I just wanted to add the pictures of the felted creatures I’ve made to the website, there is a whole new option of making websites! And ...

Autumn is giving life

Autumn is giving life

It’s true, autumn is giving life. Sounds super alternative, but at the moment I’m busy with all that my parents garden has to give us. Many many kilo’s of apples, which we are ...

Re-integration in NL: 3 months and pending

Re-integration in NL: 3 months and pending

It was the 17th of June that I arrived back in the Netherlands, its 3 months ago now. Lately I’ve been thinking about how it is to return back to the country I’ve left for 2 years, but ...

Out with the old, in with the new!

Out with the old, in with the new!

The day after a guy came to pick up (literally!) the old frame, making it fly through the air, my uncle came just as unexpected to bring the new frame. What a timing, as if it had to be this way. So ...

Making and breaking borders

Making and breaking borders

Thunder has been coming over the house. Last night the lightning was incredible, and half the village had power issues. We didn’t, but the dog was barking to warn us for this dangerous flashes ...

Building miniature wagons in Amsterdam

Building miniature wagons in Amsterdam

The past 2 weeks I’ve been visiting Amsterdam, since there was the big festival of Europride, and my friend was on holiday so I had a house to stay and plants to water. But, attending ...

Building plans and felting wool

Building plans and felting wool

There is still no new wagon, just to answer the first question and the main question on my mind… But, I have been driving around in the car with my mom in order to try and find one, got some ...

Miedema at the horizon?

Miedema at the horizon?

Finally, there is news to tell about my Vardo project! Lately I’ve been busy with felting beautiful pieces of wool, training myself in cutting wood into small pieces, gathering a little ...

Handicrafts and reality/culture shock

Handicrafts and reality/culture shock

It is now the 10th day of being back in the Netherlands and of seriously working on the Vardo. I’ve been living for 2 years abroad, in Sweden, a bit in Italy and some travelling in Spain. In ...

Travel plans and tiny houses

Travel plans and tiny houses

Returning topics of discussions are my travel plans and the concept of tiny houses: am I going to build a tiny house? For the second question I have no clear answer, because the answer is both yes ...

Is the iron of proper quality?

Is the iron of proper quality?

After the discussion of the breaks and the springs, today the discussion got to something even more basic: is the iron of the wagon of a proper quality? While I was cleaning the wagon a bit more from ...

Keep it, or get another one?

Keep it, or get another one?

Today the main question of discussion is whether to keep this wagon, or to get another one. I’ve been cleaning the wagon thoroughly today, and all its ups and downs are more visible. For ...

First day of work on the wagon

First day of work on the wagon

Two days ago I’ve finally arrived to my parents home, where the wagon is residing. After a long and hard work on the thesis, I’ve handed it in before the deadline and it seems I’ve ...

Flat wagon is in the pocket!

Flat wagon is in the pocket!

Today my parents met the farmer who had a flat wagon for sale, and they bought it for me! So, now it is really starting, this plan. I got the first and most basic item purchased. It’s a bit ...

Summer has started

Summer has started

After a sudden attack of hailstorms, this week we are being surprised with heaps amount of sun: summer has started. On the weekend-mornings I sit on the balcony in the sun, all sprayed in with sun ...

Utilities and tools

Utilities and tools

Over the past two days I’ve been very busy trying to find things which I’ll need when travelling or when building the wagon, which I’ll need to buy before leaving for sure. I had ...

Creating a website

The first message on this website, probably not going to be read by anybody for some time, since the website is not online yet. But I’ll already start making a track record about what I’m ...

To be them who aren’t

To be them who aren’t

To be themWho aren’tIs to be thoseWho are not The flowerWho can’t bloomA birdWithout wings The pencilWhich shouldn’t writeThe paperWhich stays white A guitarWithout stringsAn ...

I met a girl

I met a girl

I met a girl, she looked at meTik skaistaI met a girl, she smiled at meTik skaistaShe winked, I blushed, She laughedShe talked, we talked, my friendI met a girl, she looked at meMana mila When she ...

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Eelste Abels

Eelste Abels

Hi! I'm Eelste, born in 1990 on the country side of Drenthe, Netherlands, and love adventures. Loved in Netherlands, Latvia, Sweden and Italy, and got a bachelors (CMV) and university masters (Gender Studies) in the pocket. I'm transgender, non-binary, am quite hard-headed, always push through, mainly because I always have a dream. Maybe, at least for me, the most important: I'm myself. Subjects which interest me are ao nature, minimalism, sustainability, environmentalism, politics, philosophy, lgbtiq, humanity, and much more...

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