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New Project Idea

Concept: Older people seeking vibrant communities and connection As we grow older new needs arise. During this particular phase of life, our responses to these new needs can either enhance how we live, or they can become detrimental. If older people are isolated for just four years, for example, they begin to lose cognitive functions. […]

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Construction Design News Preliminary Work Retreat

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 […]