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Week #09

Ok I know I mentioned some excitement around the idea of getting the concrete slabs in place for the basement and living areas, but then the workers went off to another Balinese ceremony for three days (it was supposed to be two days). I was warned that there was going to be plenty of ceremony […]

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Construction News Preliminary Work

The Invisible

There is so much going on in the early stages of construction that becomes completely invisible as the structure progresses. Just like so many things in life, it is hard to appreciate the unnoticed. Of course there is a good reason why our consciousness doesn’t pay too much attention to the fine-grained details of our […]

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Week #08

Workers returned with a vengeance. All of the foundation holes are completed: 44 holes, each between 3-5 meters deep. Steel and concrete to fill the remaining holes are almost done. Forms are being built for the retaining and boundary walls, as well as the columns that arise out of the foundation holes. The exciting parts […]

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Week #07

A LOT of dirt was moved around the property over a period of three days, in preparation for an open basement / parking area. Due to the limited size of the property we decided to be as efficient as possible with vehicle parking, and even though it costs more to both dig into the ground […]

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Pescado Arrives

During one of the numerous meetings with our architects it was casually mentioned that they’re designing a restaurant in Pererenan, not far from where our retreat will be. I found it back in May: I immediately liked the look, and I was also told it will be serving Spanish food. I thought oh tapas that […]