Sunday, December 10, 2006

corrugated iron

The builders finished the roof to our main house this week, so there shouldn’t be any hold-ups due to rain from now on. We’ve put a skylight above the bathroom on the southern side and two ‘whirlybirds’ in the roof to vent any built up hot air.

There is almost always a breeze where the house is being built (close to the river) so we are hopeful that it will be a lot cooler over there in summer than it is in our present accommodation - which is a bit further away from the river. We’ve designed the house to be north-facing, with a verandah all around and the roof and walls will be heavily insulated. The pavillion is also roof-insulated and will be a great place to sit outside and catch the breeze and spy on the river wildlife. All rooms will have ceiling fans and be air conditioned. Plus we will have a generator for power during blackouts which are quite frequent around here. So we think we’ve covered all bases…

From the west (with timber rubbish pile in foreground - bonfires can only be lit in winter):

From the north:

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