Down at the building site first thing this morning.

I met with Owen and Jamie the joiner, to look at where the kitchen, laundry and bathroom joinery is going and make sure it’s all going to be exactly right.

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living area looking into kitchen/dining

It’s going to be very simple, with open shelves above the kitchen bench, so visitors can see what’s there and admire the beautiful local stoneware they’ll be using.  The pots and pans will be in large drawers.  The washing machine and laundry sink will be behind large bi-fold doors and there’ll be an open cupboard to hang coats and put shoes.  The bathroom will have an extra long vanity so there’s plenty of room for people’s stuff and some shelves for towels.  Nothing stingy and no fighting over who gets to balance their washbag on the edge of a tiny basin!

The joinery will be Ecoply finished in a low VOC top coat and with very plain handles.  In fact, everything, including the wall paint, is low VOC, because we want the air inside to be as fresh as the air outside.

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Owen and Jamie

On the left, morning view from the shower/bathtub.  On the right, the view from the bed and the wall behind the bed, which will have timber panelling.  The small window is for cross-ventilation and gives a pretty view of the hillside, while keeping it nice and private.

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Snug Haus
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deck
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isn’t the timber beautiful?

It’s great to see everything coming together!

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jonquils

There are even some first hints of spring.

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below the shed

Still plenty of work after the builders have left – this is the vegie-patch-to-be.

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shed

The shed will soon have a roof, too.  If you want to see the side wall going up, come to our Facebook page!  We’ll be fitting out the inside ourselves, don’t want to miss out on all the fun.

Finally, the carport next to the house.  Unfortunately, the builder has now found the Mother of All Rocks.  Right where the carport piers were going.  It’s huge.  It’s so huge, we’re not even sure where it starts or finishes.  Lucky it wasn’t where the buildings are, but it looks like we’ll be doing without a carport for now.  If we decide later that we really need one, right there, we’ll have to get in 10000000 tons of dynamite, or the biggest drills in the state.  Or perhaps we’ll do without.