|Foundation for the Outside Wall|
|Residence for 7 Workers and Land|
As the foundation is being laid work has started on the guest bungalow, and soon the digging will commence for the swimming pool. I built a house in Marin County in 1977 and I tell you construction techniques here are quite a bit different than in the States. The biggest factor affecting the build is the fact that vehicles have no access to the house. All materials--sand, cement, cinder blocks, rocks large and small, pipes, rebar, et al. are brought up a steep set of stairs, than go on a five minute walk on the heads of women--always women. Why? I wish I had the answer. It is literally back-breaking work and I'm sure their husbands don't say "...but look how good it is for your posture."
We have been looking at plumbing fixtures and furniture, but I'll let Barbara write about that--it's her thing.