Poco a Poco

House with basement front wall being finished.

House with basement front wall being finished.

We’re making progress. It’s slow-going because we burned through all our savings and the house is more expensive than we wanted it to be. So, we are working day by day to make money to live on and hopefully a bit extra to put into the house. So progress is slow, but it’s happening.

We’re getting better at living in the chaos, and as the house becomes better it all gets a little bit easier…little by little…poco a poco…

See the new bamboo front curvy wall.

See the new bamboo front curvy wall.

The dry season is here, so it’s 85 every day and sunny and nice. We’ve finally replaced the temporary front wall with a curvy bamboo wall we made from bamboo we harvested here on the farm. Then we moved on to making a basement, which gives us two more rooms in the house.

Lala is finishing up her room, which she’ll use as her weaving studio. You can see it in the center two windows in this photo. The walls are all being finished with earth (dirt)-based “cob” just like upstairs. The color is a terracotta / pottery color, which is natural and very nice.

Basement front wall. Lala's office is in the middle two windows.

Basement front wall. Lala’s office is in the middle two windows.

 

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