House on the Ocean

#2.35 in the Indian Ocean Petra Vainionpää, Maldives New Years Eve 2013.

#2.35 in the Indian Ocean
Petra Vainionpää, Maldives New Years Eve 2013.

The Moonhouse really has a predisposition toward exotic beaches and the ocean. Perhaps this is in anticipation of and longing for an eternal existence on the shores of the Sea of Tranquility on the Moon.

Here the seasoned explorer Petra Vainionpää treats us to a magnificent scene from the Maldives in the Indian Ocean with Moonhouse #2.35 basking in sunlight with bungalows built in stilts in the back ground. (Wouldn’t we all have liked to be there to take the picture…)

Congratulations on your successful expedition Petra and fair winds for your coming adventures. (Petra was one of the first explorers and something tells me that the Maldives may not be the last landfall Moonhouse #2.35 makes with Petra. We certainly wish to continue to part-take in Petras exotic expeditions wherever they take here and the Moonhouse Expedition.

Moonhouse Epiphany

#2.22 on Epiphany Ulla Vinterhav, Epiphany in Knivsta, Sweden. January 6, 2014

#2.22 on Epiphany
Ulla Vinterhav, Epiphany in Knivsta, Sweden. January 6, 2014

On this thirteenth day of Christmas, Epiphany, Ulla Vinterhav brings us this Christmas Greeting with Christ, the three wise men and Moonhouse #2.22.

Happy Epiphany Ulla and thank you for the greeting. Fair winds on your coming adventures!

Nesting House

#2.19 Kwau, West Papua Robin Lilja December 26, 2013

#2.19 Kwau, West Papua
Robin Lilja December 26, 2013

From his expedition to South East Asia, exploring both above and below, Robin Lilja sends this report. Robin has installed Moonhouse #2.19 in the nest of a Vogelkop Bowerbird at Kwau in West Papua, Indonesia. The Vogelkop Bowerbird is famous for its elaborate building style and for decorating its nest with colourful accessories. Try a google image search for vogelkop bowerbird or the BBC:s website for stunning and beautiful examples. Robin recommends a look at the ”Birds” episode of the BBC Life series for more information.

Congratulations on your ongoing and already successful expedition Robin. We wish you fair winds for its continuation and look forward to future reports.

Yule Tide in New York

Times Square #2.34 in Times Square New York, John Olof Vinterhav, December 5, 2013

Times Square
#2.34 in Times Square New York, John Olof Vinterhav, December 5, 2013

Admittedly, there is not much snow at HQ at the moment and we are not likely to get any more before Christmas. How lucky then that Moonhouse #2.34 brings back some of that wintery feeling. The house carries the thin snowflakes all the way from Times Square in New York to HQ and to everywhere else around the globe in need of that special Yule ambiance.

The wintry imagery is brought to us by John-Olof Vinterhav with co-explorer Ulla Vinterhav from their expedition to New York in the beginning of December, 2013.

Thank you for getting us into that special holiday spirit John-Olof and Ulla. Congratulations to the successful expedition. We wish you fair winds for your coming adventures.

Moonhouse Marathon

Moonhouse  Marathon. #2.38 with Magnus Steen at Helsingborg Marathon running from Kusikhjälpen in Helsingborg December 15, 2013

Moonhouse Marathon.
#2.38 with Magnus Steen at Helsingborg Marathon running from Musikhjälpen in Helsingborg December 15, 2013

With light weight and slim constitution you may say that the Moonhouse is predisposed for running Marathons. Magnus Steen has gone on to test the hypothesis and found that this is indeed the case.

On December 15, Moonhouse #2.38 became a part of the great Marathon movement when it participated in the fundraising event Musikhjälpen where Helsingborg Marathon contributed by running 1 km per raised 100 SEK, (c:a 11€).

Congratulations Magnus to your successful expedition! We wish you fair winds for your coming adventures!

Congratulations!

#2.33 Falun  Emil Vinterhav och Mikael Genberg

#2.33 Falun
Emil Vinterhav och Mikael Genberg

Today we celebrate the 1st anniversary of the very first Moonhouse expedition. The expedition made landfall on one of the two summits of Kungsholmen in Stockholm, the one in Kronobergsparken.

The Moonhouse Expedition has since made landfall on and a number of yet to be reported summits of Europe and, notably, on Kilimanjaro. The expedition has also reached summits of more metaphysical nature such as the church of nativity in Bethlehem and the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem,  highlights in art with Picasso paintings, historical moments in sports, when Nadal was eliminated from Wimbledon and more and more. The Expedition is well into the task of making the red house with white corners ubiquitous around the globe.

Right at this moment, there are active expeditions to great mountains, to underwater wonders, to tropical paradises and to amazing feats of human endurance.  No doubt, the holiday season will fill in even more white areas on the map, be it geographical of metaphysical, and bring otherwise  hidden aspects of the world out into the shining light for all of use to share and to admire.

Also, we shall not forget the very exciting expedition of Moonhouse #2.33 is making today when the expedition is aiming for landfall in the home of red, Falun from where the red signature colour of the red house with white corners comes.

With this said, this anniversary would not be even closely to as interesting without the dedicated efforts by all the Moonhouse Explorers. A good, great Thank You is the least we can to offer for your selfless efforts and fair winds for your coming expeditions.

#2.29 Hong Kong

#2.29 in Hong Kong Lotta Liljelund November 30, 2013

#2.29 in Hong Kong
Lotta Liljelund November 30, 2013

Lotta Liljelund is exploring the four corners of the world with Moonhouse #2.29. Recently the expedition landed in Brazil. Now it has reached the far east as Lottas expedition explores Hong Kong in the South China Sea.

Congratulations Lotta on your successful expedition and fair winds for your coming adventures!

Landfall in South America!

#2.29 Ipanema, Brazil Lotta Liljelund, November 2013.

#2.29 Ipanema, Brazil
Lotta Liljelund, November 2013.

Finally! After a full year of exploring the world, the Expedition reached South America at last. In November 2013 Moonhouse #2.29 on an expedition with Lotta Liljelund became the first Moonhouse expedition to explore South America when it made landfall on Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Congratulations to your successful expedition Lotta and fair winds on your coming adventures!

The stream of International Trade.

International Trade Cicci Rikanovic, World Trade Center, November 2013.

International Trade
Cicci Rikanovic, World Trade Center, November 2013.

Cicci Rikanovic continues to bring Moonhouse #2.25 on expeditions to innovative destinations. Following the expedition to international diplomacy, Cicci has brought the house into the stream of international trade with a landfall at the World Trade Center in Stockholm on November 11, 2013.

Cicci writes

Trade policy tools are also required to get The Moonhouse to the right platce – The Moon itself

Congratualtions to your successful expediton Cicci and fair winds for your coming adventures.

Cooling off in the South China Sea

Ha Long Bay #2.24 Stefan Lundin in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. November 10, 2013

Ha Long Bay
#2.24 Stefan Lundin in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. November 10, 2013

On the Vietnamese expedition Stefan and Moonhouse #2.24 made (or maybe failed to make) landfall in Ha Long Bay on November 10.

Stefan writes cryptically:

Ha Long Bay was, exactly as everything else, fantastic. The water was around 26 degrees. I have swum in a lagoon and met Mochba. Tonight I have jumped over bamboo canes to the tunes of drums and falsetto song.

Congratulations on your continuing success on the Vietnames expedition Stefan and fair winds for your coming adventures.