Tree Rings and Framing

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." Rachel Carson

The reclaimed lumber, which is the nucleus of this ecobuild, is powerful. How lucky are we to live in a world where seedlings grow strong and become building blocks of our homes?
Brendon Holloway, builder extraordinaire, has a gift in selecting materials.

The master suite (above) has one of those vibrant, recycled beams spanning the width of its overhead space, its wood-patterns adding to the 'hidden' structure.
Framing continues on toward the living room. The two bedrooms behind large rammed earth keystone will have deep exterior walls of straw bale. Its superior heat retaining qualities will increase interior warmth at dwelling's colder south side.
Mount Roy (without ear protection gear) and Brendon both with their chiseled profiles and wisdom faces on. Doug, Trent, JJ continuing to put daily heart and soul into the lengthy process. One thing more to note: the music onsite is electric and upbeat. For an even better selection of tunes check-out Wanaka Beats 107.3 - this Friday from 4PM (NZ time). Travis Jennings will be doing his fourth live broadcast and will keep your feet moving!

Tomorrow's post: Beam me Up and Gaudi
"Creation works ceaselessly through man. But man does not create, he discovers. Those who seek out the laws of Nature as support for their new work collaborate with the Creator."Antoni Gaudi

1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear from you! Love the quotes.
    How exciting to see your new home becoming more and more three-dimensional and having the ability to bring the natural world inside.
    Love to all!