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A Covered Arbor Begins

All arbors begin uncovered. It’s a game of extreme patience. How can you have a covered arbor when the plants you start out with are as high as your knees? The answer is simple — wait it out. Since ours will be a roof arbor, we must bring planter boxes and soil about 13 meters […]

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Plants and flowers brightens up the day

Having lived with mud and dirt and dust for nearly a year, it’s so refreshing to have the landscapers arrive and install a variety of tropical plants. Even the walls have an upbeat effect when flowers take over. The goal of making the retreat a relaxing environment will be greatly enhanced by flourishing tropical plants. […]

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Week #24 — Half the roof is done!

An exciting week here in good old Pererenan. We’ve been fortunate to stay ahead of the rainy season and cover half of the building with a roof. The other half is about two weeks away. In the meantime we have a crew for building brick walls and then plastering them. When needed the mechanical, electrical […]

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In a few more days, a (partial) roof

A roof means many things, and with the rainy season approaching it simply means keeping the crew and the interior spaces dry. To be ready for a February opening we need to get ahead of the wet season. This upcoming roof pouring (of concrete) will also be a ceiling for two guest bedrooms. Because the […]

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Week #23 — More brick walls, plaster, and form work

There are now a total of four teams that are working daily on the project: Construction crew MEP crew (mechanical, electrical & plumbing) Brick & plaster crew Windows and doors I am not even certain of the number of people altogether, since I haven’t visited the window and door manufacturer (as usual in Bali the […]