Sunday, October 19, 2008

Well Digging in progress...

The Well Digging is underway, but unfortunately it is right in the middle of our parking area. This is the future site of the garage but there are supposed to be 3 separate water currents here - hopefully increasing our chances of finding water.

Also, you can see the trenches have been dug for the geo thermal lines, which are located on the front hill, beside the driveway.

The windows have all been covered with plastic in preparation for the plastering.

Fingers crossed that the well is finished soon so the plastering can begin!

Monday, October 13, 2008

The walls are what?

The straw bale walls are complete!! The Camel's Back crew has done a great job with the finishing touches on the walls - the tenax mesh is up, as well as the diamond lathe mesh which adds the curved shape around the windows and doors.

The hydro lines have been installed underground, and the geo thermal heating lines have been buried under the driveway.

Here is a picture of the geo lines (the black cables) 6 feet underground. The telephone line and Hydro lines are installed on the "shelf" beside it which is 40" deep.

Here is a picture on the way up the driveway (before you enter the treed area). This was taken October 4th - you can see the fall colours already! The house on the right is at road can see how high the hill is...

Next - as soon as the well is installed, the plastering can begin!