No More ‘Big House’ and ‘Little House’

Last August we laid a walkway  between the ‘big house’ and the ‘little house’.  Boxing Day we began the task of making one house, this area will be our new kitchen and dining area. The carport had to be removed first, we were rather hampered by the rain and the weather forecast predicted rain for […]

City Cousins Come to Visit

Last Weekend we were blessed to have PC’s brother, wife and children visit for four days:) We were very excited as they have never stayed with us before. Every day the children played from dawn till well after dusk. Country cousins introduced their city cousin to the delights of mud cuisine and making homemade lemonade […]

Roof Finished, Milling Decking

I’ve been rather quiet on updating progress, but we have still been working. Sarking has been nailed on, this is the sight out of my kitchen window. This weekend we were determined to finish the roof, so many ‘not quite finished’ jobs were burdensome. We, well PC and Koala finished the end of the hip […]

Taking Shape

Being a builder’s assistant doesn’t mean one can’t dress prettily. It doesn’t hinder the ability to work at all:) Due to rain progress on roofing the end section has slowed. Although we did manage to nail down the sarking and battens. (It’s currently covered with a tarp and I forgot to take photos beforehand) We […]

We Have Some Windows!

Another busy housebuilding weekend. PC spent one morning trimming the ends of the trusses to a standard size for eaves. I foresee more slow progress with the hip roof ahead. Progress of a much faster nature were the windows. Bathroom window with frosted glass. Toilet window is also in. The girls bedroom window. The two […]