Sunday, September 14, 2008

And the baling goes on....

The baling is complete on the 2nd floor! (yippee!!!), and about 3/4 done on the first floor.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Still more baling

Yes, the baling continues! About 3/4 of the upper floor is now complete and 1/2 of the first floor is now complete. Although it seems to be going quite quickly now, the estimate is about 3 more weeks until the plastering begins.

Here is a photo of the upper floor:

Here is a photo of where the front door will be. The doors were removed to protect them and ensure no scratches during construction.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Baling Continues...

The baling continues - that is, the building of the walls out of straw bales. While the crew has been working away at this monumentous task, we have been visiting the site on the weekend to stain the windows. The windows have now been installed, and we are staining them a dark brown colour (actually called 'red mahogany'). It is a very slow, and very hot process. The tarps around the house do a great job keeping the rain out, but they also keep the heat in.

Here is a picture of the latest progress building the walls on the 2nd floor:

Here is a picture of the completed roof (without soffit or facia yet):

And here are some pictures of the windows: