Structural view

Here’s a quick 5 second view of our beloved Ohana Retreat Bali:

I know its not very pretty yet, but it will be soon enough.


Week #34 — massive progress

This is the kind of week where if you turn your head one way, and then back, someone has done something to your building and so hurry and check it out.

Our kitchen, dining, and living room now have wall murals that are a delight to behold (I know I’m biased).

Terrazzo began. Painting began on the rear of the building.

Lights and plugs were installed in more than a few places.

The main staircase was built.

Pool tile work began.

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Week #33 — 50 workers

We are ramping up to get the finishes done. We have workers encamped from three villages, an electrical & plumbing crew, and a team making custom windows and doors.

You can imagine that labor must be cheap and you’d be correct. There’s a lack of electrical tools since saving a few minutes on each task may not seem worth it. But if it was up to me I’d upgrade to electric as the benefits seems to outweigh the capital cost. But I try to go with the proverbial flow and not demand that my builder change his ways.

Today you can see our kitchen and island coming together. You will be able to join a cooking class and learn how to make amazing Indonesian food.


Week #32 – Tile floors & the kitchen sink

We have reached a point where the latest work on the project is bringing a sense of aesthetic and completeness. While not a single room is actually finished, there are pieces of the puzzle that are coming together.

My builder has completed a couple of his other projects and is now more focused on “getting the job done” as well.