… and not a drop to drink. It’s a quote taken from the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Why am I thinking about water? Because we’ve bought a house and twenty acres – and water is important. The water for the house is what we collect off the roof. That’s a concern in the middle of a drought (last few months) and not of concern when it’s pouring with rain (now). I was fascinated by this rain barrel designed by Bas van der Veer. It looks like fun. It looks like nothing else on the market – which is a shame really considering this design won the Rene Smeets Prize in 2009! Though I do wonder about it’s structural integrity – water is heavy.
While we very efficiently collect water off the roof of the house, you can see from the photo below of our garage that we also waste it – I hate waste!