Winter Buildingland

Astonishingly, the fall building practicum is already drawing to a close. Final presentations are tomorrow! Time trots right along sometimes. Most of the work this autumn was devoted to the Boathouse, where more walls, the roof, and cob columns were added, and plasters were slapped up all over the place.

I got caught up in a plastering job in the new community kitchen at Apro and then took off for a few weeks, so I lost track of what the Boathouse was looking like. This morning I got a chance to check out the progress (complete with a picturesque dusting of snow) and I was so delighted with what I found that I felt the need to show it off straight away.

The Boathouse, as of Dec 18th 2012:

Coyly peeking through the trees (note the recycled billboards that drape the roof!)

The northwest wall coyly peeking through the trees (note the recycled billboards that drape the roof!)

Southeast wall (slip n' chip beneath that plaster)

Southwest wall (slip n’ chip beneath that plaster)

The always impressive south wall (awaiting it's French doors)

The always impressive south wall (awaiting it’s French doors)

East wall (light straw clay) and northeast wall (strawbales and reed matting)

East wall (light straw clay) and northeast wall (strawbales and reed matting)

A recycled yurt dome becomes the roof for the loft

A recycled yurt dome becomes the roof for the loft

The ascending spiraling roof line looping up above the bamboo

The ascending spiraling roof line looping up above the bamboo

She’s shaping up to be a beaut – and something that everyone who helped create it can be proud of. Thanks for all the hard work and love, folks! Let’s keep building together next year.