From the Salomon Islands to Nam Phu, Vientiane, Laos.

#2.7 At Nam Phu, Vientiane, Muong Lao Tim Vistarini, March 8, 2015

#2.7 At Nam Phu, Vientiane, Muong Lao, Tim Vistarini, March 8, 2015

 

Seasoned Explorer Tim Vistarini has brought the Moonhouse #2.7 on an expedition to Vientiane. Nam Phou, is a popular hang out in Vientiane and were it not for the poor lighting conditions in the tropical night in Vientiane we are sure we would have seen the house at the concert that was undoubtedly held the same night as the picture above was taken.

Thank you for sharing this excellent expedition Tim. We hope you had many laughs in Vientiane and fair winds for your coming expeditions!

Un grande place for a great house

#2.42 The Answer 20140602 Brussels, Belgium, Sweden, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140602 Brussels, Belgium, Sweden, Emil Vinterhav

Brussels is the political capital of EU in many aspects. It sports many fine sights among which are Grand place surrounded by grand buildings of centuries past. Above you find Moonhouse #2.42 – The answer on a landfall in Grand Place. It did pass Manneken Pis but found mooring hard in the crowd.

In the absense of the little boy eternally relieveing himself you find #2.42 attempting to find its karma with the orange Buddha below.

Congratulations Emil on your successful expedition. We wish you fair winds on your coming adventures.

#2.42 The Answer  20140606 Brussels, Belgium, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140606 Brussels, Belgium, Emil Vinterhav

Field tests with #X.2

In the quest for reaching ever more extreme environments and setting out on ever more delicate expeditions there is an ongoing development of ever more capable Moonhouse models. The Moonhouse #X-series are the prototypes of tomorrow’s Moonhouse models. Before the X-series the prototype models were part of the nominal series. Examples are the plastic #2.18 and the negative #1.5. The #X.1 is the first of the moonhouses made from clay. The #X.1 is of similar size as the #3-series and has negative bouyancy in water, meaning that it will sink to the bottom. The #X.2 is similar to #X.1 as it is made from the same material but where the X.1 is comparable in size to the #3-series, the #X.2 is comparable in size to the #2-series. The #X.2 also features a a base magnet making it attachable to magnetic surfaces.

Any prototype has to be tested and Moonhouse #X.2 is no exception. On May 12 endavoured on its first expedition, with Emil Vinterhav to Konradsberg. See the results below.

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#X.2 20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2  20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

#X.2
20140512 Konradsberg, Stockholm, Emil Vinterhav

Kölnerdom

#2.42 The Answer  20140522 Cologne, Germany, Emil Vinterhav

#2.42 The Answer
20140522 Cologne, Germany, Emil Vinterhav

On May 22, 2015 Moonhouse #2.42 made landfall near the dome och Cologne lending some of its colour to the aged beauty of the grey building dating back to the middle ages. Or actually, the foundations for the dome were laid in 1248 and the building was completed in 1860. Construction spanning over more than 600 years warrants respect.

Congratualations on your successful expedition Emil, we wish you fair winds for your coming expeditions.

#2.37 Las Vegas 2.0

#2.37  20140220 Las Vegas, Hans Hallberg

#2.37
20140220 Las Vegas, Hans Hallberg

On its journeys across the great American continent what was bound to happen has transpired. Moonhouse #2.37 has followed in the foot steps of #2.19 when it and Hans Hallberg made landfall in Las Vegas on February 20. The keen eyed observer will recognize the scene below from a landfall made by #2.19.

#2.37 Las Vegas Hans Hallberg 20140220

#2.37 Las Vegas
Hans Hallberg 20140220

Congratulations Hans Hallberg to your successful expedition. We wish your fair winds for your coming adventures!

Chicago – I’ll huff, and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.

#2.39  20131130 Chicago, Katharina Ayres

#2.39
20131130 Chicago, Katharina Ayres

The Expedition has reached the shores of the Great Lakes as Katharina Ayres brought Moonhouse #2.39 to Chicago. Chicago is known as ”The Windy City” but we can let you in on a secret; No matter how hard you huff, no matter how hard you puff, you will not blow this house down.

Congratualtions to the successful expedition Katharina. We wish you fair winds for your coming adventures!

#X.1 in Melissa’s Garden

#X.1 The Reef 20140102 Radja Ampat - Melissa's Garden, Papua, Indonesien. Explorers Robin Lilja and Niclas Evestedt Fotocredit Niclas Evestedt

#X.1 The Reef
20140102 Radja Ampat – Melissa’s Garden, Papua, Indonesien. Explorers Robin Lilja and Niclas Evestedt
Fotocredit Niclas Evestedt

Today we are treated to a one of a kind, never seen before picture from the colourful land under water of a tropical coral reef. An earlier landfall on this expedition brought us to the well cared for nest of the Volgelkop Bower bird. On  this landfall (waterfall(?)), on January 2, 2014, Robin Lilja and co-explorer Niclas Evestedt explored the coral reefs of Melissa’s Garden off the coast of the Raja Ampat Islands near Papua, Indonesia.

Thank you for the stunning picture* and congratulations, Robin and Niclas, to your very successful expedition. We wish you fair winds for your coming adventures.

*According to rumour ther are more stunningly beautiful underwater pictures like this which we hope to share soon….