The Project: A 2,163 square foot house utilizing dry stack concrete block construction with a central courtyard and based on the Spanish colonial-era missions in San Antonio.The Challenge: Can a forty-something married couple design and build an attractive, efficient and mostly paid-for house while remaining sane, solvent and married? With no actual prior construction experience? Hmmmmm - let's check in on our Contestants and see how they're doing...
|Our title this week, a quote from Frank Zappa, indicates that your Humble Correspondents are gettin' darn tired as we wearily trudge through the last 6 weeks before finally moving in. As you can see here, we are somewhat less than amused.|
|A closer look at why we might be getting tired and cranky. Nothing like lugging buckets of plaster up a scaffold in 90% humidity to bring out the vocabulary in a boy. This is the barrel vault in the west wing, so we're obviously making some progress.|
|I have worked my way around the master bedroom suite with the plastering. Notice how much lighter and larger the light walls make this room look?|
|As I work my way out from the master wing to the west wing with the plaster, the built-in lighting sconces are beautifully hilighted with a little plaster. The sconces will probably have tile set into them. The home made concrete wall sander made with a piece of 4x4 and some lath is indicated by the red arrow.|
|I rather fancy the light streaming in through these leaded glass windows above where our bed will go. Somehow, I feel a bit more peace and satisfaction looking at this sight from a bench at the end of the day and isn't that what home is supposed to be about?|
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