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The Private Terrace

It’s time to figure out how to build our way up to the private terrace in the North-West room. We’ve decided to do it the simplest way possible. All wood steps fastened on both sides to the two walls. Exciting! Floating stairs seems scary – but why not? Look at that! Starting to resemble our […]

Electrical time

In order to move the electrical boxes we were required to turn off the power leading into the yard. In order to turn off the power we needed a key to the power box. If you want to get the key, you have to pay the local government roughly 2000RMB for them to open the […]

Mr. Wood

This is an exciting part, the stairs are all starting to get installed now. They are all being made by hand out of wood — by one person. He doesn’t really speak mandarin, and works on his own ultra-slow schedule, but the stairs should be pretty good in the end. His main tool The entrance, […]

A glass dining room

It’s been decided– Rather than cover the entire roof with concrete slabs, as assumed earlier, 1/4 of the surface will be turned into glass! And here’s a series of photos showing the entire process: Getting the wind engineer to inspect the work to be done. Building the glass frame Passing the glass up onto the […]

Digging a hole

Time to build a well. Not quite the fun kind for getting drinking water or simply falling into. But watching our worker disappear into a 2m deep pit is something special. Along the way he discovered plenty of broken porcelain cups as well.

Sunsheet coverings

Today our entrance gets a facelift once again. It’s finally rain-proof – mostly. Just in time too! Once the worker finished sealing it up he’s gone full speed ahead with the rain-guard on all the walls