Week #36 — Much progress but…

It would be nice to see that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting much brighter. Currently it is possible to see that the end is in sight, but it requires a good deal of one’s imagination.

Moving and applying concrete (4X normal speed)
The enchanting mural artist Maria at work (4X normal speed)

Interior spaces: finally something to show

Above: our mural artist Maria, whom we met in Bali a year ago, came back from St. Petersburg, Russia especially to create murals on our walls.

We first started working on the interior in bits and pieces, in different rooms, and it seemed too random until I told Wayan (my builder) that we wanted to move in to the residential side of the structure by the end of February. After that the majority of the workers switched their focus.

The floor is a dark gray but you wouldn’t know it from the mud that has been tracked all over it. To the right are two walls: both will have the plant mural seen above.

As a side note, the temporary bamboo support is just one of dozens of McGyver techniques the Indonesian people use when faced with extemporaneous situations.