Leave No Stone Unturned
When Chrislien and Craig Bath started to renovate the Somerset West house they bought in June 2014, they bumped into a big obstacle: the site was full of boulders so big it would have been expensive to cart them all away. So instead of removing them, the couple found a master stonemason from Lesotho who chiselled the rocks into manageable pieces and used them as cladding on the garage and retaining garden walls. ‘Recycling the boulders made a double saving,’ says Chrislien. ‘We watched in fascination as an ancient art form was recreated before our eyes. It’s beautiful’. It’s a good example of how sometimes it’s best to look at obstacles as opportunities rather than problems.