A few days ago miss ladybird was at the site again and brought a pretty funny gadget along. Her Instax mini camera!
Soon I’ll be telling you more about a day full of paint scratching and wall building …
Last few photos of our day as bricklayers.
Anja did a short (and well deserved) break on “the balcony”! She relaxed a little in our old wheelbarrow!
I love this picture so much! Anja is such a powerful gal! She’s a true live wire … compared to the old lady on the right! (This photo was taken at 6 pm.. and I was really really exhausted by then! but we decided to finish the walls …and thats what we did…)
Luckily Ray showed up with some cold drinks and a smile for everybody… seeing some new faces on the site keeps you from going nuts! Thanks Ray!
It got darker and darker and we had to switch on the “lights” (site spotlights) … It looked truely beautiful from outside… what a change to see a house illuminated by night! looking forward to that…
Jantschy and Anja testing the wall to see if they’re strong enough to lean on…
Ray teased Anja a little … while she made a power-rest in our attic.
my mum and dad showed up to see if we’d accidently immured ourselfs because we didn’t showed up at home and it was almost 11pm.
Last block cut to the right size.
and put into its final position.
Last weekend we tried ourselfs on brick laying. As we are all newbies to this field (I think I watched a million video tutorials the week before) we decided to go with ACC blocks (Ytong) instead of normal red-bricks; as Ytong is easier to work with (you can cut it by hand using a special saw, and we “glued” it together with tile adhesive). But as I mentioned before I TOTALLY underestimated the time it takes to built the walls! (I thought its more like playing with Lego… yes, I know sometimes I tend think a little too
We started with the expertise of captain Codo who gave us a litte crash-course in “how to built a ACC wall”.
It was a little tricky, because we built two walls and wanted to mesh these two together. I think the hardest part was to measure everything carefully and make some final decisions about where to go with doors and walls and stuff like this.
Anja was superfast – one can tell that her grandpa was a bricklayer she really got it in her DNA.
The professor helped us and one more time he was such a trooper! After midday he was in charge and our teamleader and I think he liked it because he did a awesome job! Thanks Jantschy!
Martin measuring and cutting the blocks…
…and always bringing in some new blocks.
some more photos still to come…