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Week #42 — Interior & Exterior Improvements

This week was very productive, as landscaping and work on our private road progressed, and the first off four loft-style, family-friendly units was completed (almost). We hope you enjoy the contrast of a solid brick wall and a mural as its opposing side: Our private road has been full of gravel and sand and mud […]

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Week #25 — Some doors installed, and much more

Construction crews have now built all of the columns for the final ceiling / flat roof. Once the columns are up then the workers start to connect beams from column to column. From there they place bamboo sticks every foot or so to support a plywood base for the concrete pour (in approx. 12 days). […]

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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 #22 — Staircases, finishing concrete, and more

The structure is changing rapidly now and it’s exciting to see the development on a daily basis. There were months when the progress was like this: holes dug in the ground, mud, then more holes, more mud; concrete and steel going into the holes, then more concrete and steel (don’t forget the mud); and finally […]