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House building

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Posted by Luke Ariston almost 11 years ago

The new house (communal kitchen area) is slowly under way

The new roof is now complete.  Lots of work has been done clearing the old slab area and old stone walls.  We were going to keep some but they were too hard to work with since they were badly built to begin with.  Most of the materials we have used are recycled, given or collected from the bush. The middle posts are three old metal power poles, the front three timber posts (cut from the bush) and recycled metal trusses and beams, and the back metal poles came from oldish sidings of creek crossings which were being replaced.  All the timber has been cut from the bush with our timber mill and plenty more needs to be cut.  We've just bought a thicknesser as well to make the job of floor boards easier.  As with most ownner builder's structures, I think this one is a little over engineered!

We are soon to borrow a cement truck to do the slab and need some help to build stone walls, stone floors, and the slab.  Also heaps of timber needs to be prepared for the verandah decking, staircase, shelving. cupboards and the mezzanine.



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Lucas Perez
Lucas Perez : Awesome! This looks really cool! I will see you soon.
Posted almost 11 years ago

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