Strawbale House

This blog is intended to chart our progress through the self-build process, from half-hearted plot-hunting through to completion of the build. The twist is that we're building the house from timber and straw (hence the blog title).

Click on the image at the end of each post to see that day's photos.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Sunday June 24th - Wallowing in the mudbath

Another half-days desultory block-laying in incessant rain. Where the hell is it all coming from? We had Mal's 4-year-old Boston helping us. The little soul battered away quite happily for four hours without a murmur or complaint while Mal and I quietly fumed and cursed the rain. Mal brought the centre wall to five courses while I constructed the piers for the support posts.

Wet, wet, wet, and forecast to continue raining until at least Thursday. Still, at least we've kept more-or-less to schedule and can have the digger in tomorrow to do the backfill before the infill concrete comes on Tuesday. Who knows, we might even start the carpentry on Wednesday.

Michelle still showing little progress in hospital, so Mal's input is going to be limited for the foreseeable future.
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1 comment:

Ali said...

I hope the weather improves for you!