We started on the converting of the largest goat house into the first of planned longhouse style accommodation some weeks back after building a new goat area for the goats evicted. So far we have had made good progress in putting up the walls with some help from wwoof’er Ian. The room interior’s is still hardly completed and still a long way to go. As of now only 3 room interior have been partially completed but these will need to be reworked as we are not happy with the ‘look’ and the ‘feel’ we are aiming for.
The hardest work we thought was the scraping of the goat droppings of which we have a mountain of to use for the organic garden and the reinforcement of the structure and floor. Then the harder bit was the carrying of the timber to the longhouse which is about a 300 meter walk which also was completed thanks in a small part also to wwoof’er power.
It looks like we will be making slower progress with us going back to work on the gardens which have been neglected in part but life is getting to be a bit easier with the arrival of a groundsman Raul and livestock man Jhong. Now we prepare for the coming monsoon season but try and spend whatever spare time there may be working on the longhouse.
Take a last look at what the longhouse looked like almost 8 weeks ago. It looks way different now and with every nail we are slowly reaching the finish line. It is going to look awesome.