Arvidsjaur is the New North

The view the town from the Eiffel tower of Arvidsjaur. Carl Nordlund, Arvidsjaur, Sweden July 11, 2013

The view the town from the Eiffel tower of Arvidsjaur.
Carl Nordlund, Arvidsjaur, Sweden July 11, 2013

Today we record a new record. On July 11, 2013 Moonhouse #2.9 ventured farther north on its expedition to Arvidsjaur than any expedition before it. The weather conditions in Arvidsjaur were so severe that a new method to secure the house against the wind had to be invented.

Congratualtions Carl on your successful expedition and fair winds (!) on your coming adventures.

Tip: Wind proofing

A tip on how to increase Moonhouse resilience to wind. Fill it with rocks. Moonhouse Expedition Rocks! but we all knew that... Carl Nordlund, Arvidsjaur, Sweden July 11, 2013

A tip on how to increase Moonhouse resilience to wind. Fill it with rocks. Moonhouse Expedition Rocks! but we all knew that…
Carl Nordlund, Arvidsjaur, Sweden July 11, 2013

Most experienced explorers are aware that the house somestimes suffers from being somewhat light weight and gets caught by the wind. The analogy to the the Three little pigs and the house made from straw being blown away by the huffing and puffing wolf is not far off. Carl Nordlund has the kindness to share the remedy he found for the problem on his expedition to Arvidsjaur. Carl filled the Moonhouse with rocks, Moonhouse Rocks! We all knew that it does of course but many of us mightn’t have related it to Huffin’ ‘n’ Puffin’. Thank you Carl for sharing.

On Thin Air

Moonhouse #2.9 enrout to Stockholm from Budapest. Carl Nordlund July 1, 2013

Moonhouse #2.9 en route to Stockholm from Budapest. Carl Nordlund July 1, 2013

Moonhouse #2.9 -. The Budapest is now in Sweden. Explorer Carl Nordlund brought it along from Budapest and seized the opportunity to document the journey en route from Budapest to Stockholm. This is possibly the first documented expedition on thin air.

Congratulations Carl your successful expedtion and fair winds for your and Moonhouse #2.9’s coming adventures.

Hamburg

Carl Nordlund brought the house the Hamburg University on May 26, 2013.

Carl Nordlund brought the house the Hamburg University on May 26, 2013.

Ich bin ein Hamburger! Ronald Reagan famously put it when he visited Berlin. Now the house can proudly say so too. Carl Nordlund brought house #2.9 to the University of Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany on May 26, 2013. Why the house is posing with the Sunbelt poster is unclear but maybe, and unknown to the author of this post, Hamburg is know as the Sunbelt in Germany.

Bad weather in Hamburg makes house #2.9 long for the sun.

Bad weather in Hamburg makes house #2.9 long for the sun.

The Moonhouse goes West, to Riverside, California, USA

20130414 - #2.9 In Riverside with Carl Nordlund

20130414 – #2.9 In Riverside with Carl Nordlund

Carl Nordlund brought house #2.9 – ”The Budapest” to Riverside California, USA. While there Carl was awarded a The World Foundation Society Award for his work: ”Preceeding and Governing Measurements: An Emmanuelian Conceptualization of Ecological Unequal Exchange”. Congratulations Carl to the award and for the successful completion of the first Moonhouse Expedition across the Atlantic Ocean.

The Moonhouse Claims Budapest

Budapest - Chain Bridge 1

Budapest – Chain Bridge 1

Budapest - Chain Bridge 2

Budapest – Chain Bridge 2

On the ongoing expedition, the Moonhouse has reached Hungary. Carl Nordlund brings the house to the Chain Bridge in Budapest. The Bridge was the first permanent bridge across the Danube and was considered an engineering wonder when it was completed in 1849. Wikipedia informs us that ”It has asserted an enormous significance in the country’s economic, social and cultural life, much as the Brooklyn Bridge has in New York and United States of America.”

The Moonhouse and the Chain Bridge have much in common as engineering wonder and significance to civilisation.