One of the preparations as part of the landscaping project we started early this year was to move the bahay kubo (see here my earlier post on buying and installing the bahay kubo in 2010) to its final position in our landscaped garden.
The position is closer to the South West corner, as to get some more space for trees and eventually one or two more bahay kubo's. The new position also gives a better view over the garden and swimming pool.
Because the level of the garden will be made higher with 50 to 80 cm after all preparations are completed, we had to make a foundation before we could move the bahay kubo.
See the picture show below of the different steps in the process.
Note: after we created the foundation and moved the bahay kubo, we made an elevated terrace as well. No pictures available yet.
|Foundation work in progress, background bahay kubo|
|Foundation in the corner, 45 degrees angle|
|Filling up foundation|
|I hired some guys from the barangay to help move and lift the bahay kubo|
|Deliberating how to lift the bahay kubo|
|Here we go|
|10 people hired plus my own team of 5|
|Almost in position|
|Final check to make sure that all feet are supporting the structure|
|Done, they get some small money for their help and go home|