Christmas market

This year, broddgöltur will be on the Christmas market in Aarhus, Denmark!

I will have a stall in this beautiful Julemarked at Ridehuset, in Aarhus, from December 14 to 20. Okay, now it’s time to leave you, I have some Christmas ornaments to prepare. See you there!

New van

As you may know, I became a nomad a few months ago. From Iceland to Denmark, then Switzerland and France, I currently have no fixed address, staying in a place for a few days/weeks at a time. I travel with my production of upcycling handicraft, my tools and my materials. I receive orders through my Etsy shop and ship them from wherever I find myself at the moment.

To facilitate this nomadic lifestyle, I recently bought a new VW Caddy Maxi, replacing my old and unreliable Renault Trafic. The new vehicle being smaller, it took me a few weeks to sort and repack everything. When I received the Caddy, I took one week to figure out how to arrange everything in it, and to make some minimal adjustments to be ready to hit the road. All what I made is essentially from reclaimed materials: banana boxes collected at the local store, a panel of carboard from a bicycle box as a flat surface for my bed, small aprons with pockets found in the trash to hang on the sides, wood from the renovation site nearby.

The first night I spent in the van was in Austria, near the Rhine delta at Lake Constance, in a wonderful and quiet environment. I am pretty happy with my upcycled interior design. By the way, my cat Rúdúdú is always part of the trip!

Cart

Cart 100% made from reclaimed materials!

Today I made this little cart to transport my boxes every time I move houses (very often these days) or when I put up my stand on a market.

The wood is from an old palette from a construction site in my village in Switzerland, as well as the nails; the good wheels were taken from a broken cart found in a dumpster in Reykjavík; the screws were taken from other broken stuff; the rope was found on the shore of Iceland. And now I have a home made brand new cart!