When we arrived at our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize on Wednesday afternoon the first thing we noticed ( one of the problems of a muddy building site is that you spend a lot of time looking down to make sure you obtain safe footing) was a hoist at the top of a scaffold tower from ground level to the First Floor.
We saw very quickly that they were using this to lift concrete blocks and cement and Daniel Camal, our building contractor, was supervising things.
Blocks in the wheelbarrow ready to go up.
Load the bucket with cement.
Now we can lay some ‘blocks!
I was going to continue this edition by including more of the photos we took when we went to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize on Wednesday but when we went there today I decided to go for the more up-to-date news.
We saw the early signs of walls yesterday but as we got closer to the house we wonder(ed) how big the walls had grown. A quick walk up our new stairs and we saw just how much.
En-suite bedroom that Rose is going to have as a craft room.
View she will have through the sliding windows when she is not working.
Concrete blocks were being laid in every part of the First Floor and it was exhilarating to see so much going on. We have seen the guys working extremely hard before e.g. on the concrete pours, but it takes a while before you see the results. Not today because they were laying the ‘blocks very quickly.
The dining area flowing into the kitchen.
To the right of the dining area is the living room area.
Looking north to south across the dining/living room area from where the dining room wall will be. The veranda is to the right of the rebar rods.
Hall from west to east.
Mud room/closet in hall.
Veranda on the northern side looking west to east.
Veranda on the western (lagoon) side looking south to north.
Veranda on the eastern (road) side looking south to north.
Rose and I wonder how they got the walls up so quickly.
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