Monday, April 27, 2015

In real life

I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta. A little stressful. I wasn't sure if the camper, which is already sold, would fit out of the gate now that the house is built. It squeaked past the gate with only a couple inches to spare. Next step, getting it to the gas station where it could be towed. It was running pretty good considering but, the brakes were not work much at all. I drove slowly to the gas station and left it in the faithful hands of the new owner. Done deal.

Also met with the builder to ensure that everything is moving along as scheduled. And it was. The guys are making great progress! They decided to make the interior ceilings 10 feet tall which made a big difference in how it feels inside. Although the house is small, it feels much bigger. Still along way to go, but most of the big stuff is complete. On to the details.

I was hoping that we would have an "ocean view" from the roof top but it looks like we'll need to go up another story.

Ended the trip with this...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Roof! The Roof!

The roof is going on this week. I'll be there in a couple of days so I should be standing inside a structure with a roof. Not sure if floors will be poured. 

And here's what we're working towards for the kitchen. Full-size stove, narrow refrigerator, polished concrete counters and sink with a wood bar that can be moved out of the way if needed.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Block by block

Front right-hand corner: I haven't been down lately so all I have to go for now is the pictures the builder sends. Looks like he's feeding PVC into the corner. Not sure if that's for electric or plumbing or both. Also, you can see where they're using boards to form the concrete. Looks like a lot of work!

Front: At first glance it looks like the blocks aren't exactly square, but if you look closer, you can see that its a board used to form the concrete.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


More progress. The red brick somehow helps with seismic activity. Looks a little patched together at this point, but it will all eventually be covered, smoothed out and painted.