Monday, May 6, 2013

Cottage update

Well it has been nearly three weeks since I posted an update on progress on the cottage.

Over the past three weekends I have:

Torn Out the side wall of the kitchen.

The small tank you can see here is for rainwater, for drinking.The rest of our domestic water comes from a spring across the valley.

Torn out the back wall of the kitchen;

Re-framed the kitchen walls for larger windows;

Put in a new back window

And a side window.

The wood-fired combustion stove is just out of frame to the right. We plan to have benches under the windows, the kitchen sink will ultimately be under the back window, and a gas cook top (for hot weather) under the window to the right.

Then finally, just so we could get a feel for what it will look like, I have put up our first sheet of cladding. For those of you who don't know it is a corrugated steel product called "Colorbond".
Corrugated iron has been a traditional building product in Oz. 
This is the modern version, it should last for 50+ years and never need maintenance. It is fairly quick to work with,
By the way the colour is called "Ironstone" 
And Lilli managed to sneak into this piccie to say hi.


Old Kitty said...

Awwww Lilli is doing a great job supervising!! :-)

Take care

mshatch said...

Wow, it's coming along! And I'm glad Lilli is helping :)

Linda G. said...

Great progress--keep up the good work!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Wow, you've made a lot of progress. (And you probably have a fee sore muscles to show for it.) Good job!