Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Inside - the great room and bathroom medicine niche, shower

The bedroom

The outside

Monday, April 03, 2006

We moved in yesterday (April 2)!
Atascadero signed off on the final last Tuesday.
A post of the house with us in it will happen after things get situated, and after we work out high speed internet access.
Below are full size pictures in the meantime, showing the house the morning of move in day.

A special thanks to all those who helped us get this far!

The poppies seeded as part of erosion control on the bank of the driveway are starting to bloom. It's been wet.

The kitchen and "Tucson" model heating stove.

The view out the back door.

The day beds / couch and clerestory windows with ceiling fan.

"The Bed" viewed from the door to the store room, and the bedroom heating stove.
Details of the bathroom. We were not able to take pictures of it until recently, since it had plastic sheeting over it for protection.

The sea turtles are by our friend Eric Krever.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Building block walls in sunny California.
This happens once every 25 years, maybe? We picked a good weekend to HAVE TO get the wall done.

Most of the garden wall is up, built in drier moments between bursts of rain (lluvia), hail (granizo) and snow (nieve).
On Sunday, the snow and slush built up too much to finish, but only the steps and caps are left to do.
The brick will have to wait.

Steve, Vidal and Gavino - Torino (CA) '06.

The stained concrete floor in the great room, done with the leadership of Chris Bailey of BL Concrete Staining.
His current website blconcretestaining.net is down - look for a new one soon at blconcretestaining.com.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Bamboo floor in the bedroom,
silestone counter in the kitchen

Thursday, February 02, 2006

The clay plaster party!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Kitchen cabinets;
Reworked bathroom shower ready for pan then tiling;
Store room painted with primer
(all ceilings and almost all other surfaces prepped for clay)

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Drywall, photovoltaics and ... STUCCO!
Skylight above the shower;
bale wall from interior of storage room, drywall in office/bedroom area;
interior stucco before plaster (nice composition!);
kitchen wall stucco;
Solar panel facing north to discourage charge buildup while disconnected;
west exterior wall
after stucco;
before stucco.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Windows, doors, insultation, rough electrical, partial sheet rock.

Re-purposed door