|The front almost finished, and on level, only the columns to be done|
The front is completed in terms of basic construction and height. The columns are on level, the walls with hollow blocks as well. We had some discussions whether it wasn't too high, but decided that this is what it should be, to have maximum privacy. It means that from the road you have no direct view into the garden - except thru the gate.
However the house will be visible of course as it will be two storey's high, and also because the ground level of the house will be beyond garden level, as an elevated building.
|Detail of the front with the small gate for bike/person entry. |
In the background you see the newly built cement shed
What has not been done yet is the finishing cement and painting layers on the walls and columns, the deco-stones we want to put at both sides of the gate, the gate and grills and the lighting, the door bell push-button, the post mail-box and leveling the ground between the road and fence.
This will all be done as phase 2 after the house is built.
|Quite a distance to bring the hollow-blocks one by one |
from the front to the back side
What also has not been done yet, and will probably be phase 3, is bringing the fence on final level at the two sides and back side.
It will become 80 centimeters higher, just as we did in the front. Also missing is the gate for the backside and leveling of the ground near the gate.
|The last part, closing the gap at the back side|
The lowest entry level of the front and backside gates is equal to the highest flood level I have measured during the last (super) typhoon we had in October.
|Starting the workshop/garage, the first contours are visible|
|The "general" (team leader) smiling with our steel-man/cook/party animal|
working on the workshop/garage
|Digging the ditches for the workshop/garage|