Plaited bamboo (bedek) arrived for the roof

The house building process has speeded up…

Upstairs walls nearly finished

Upstairs walls nearly finished

4 o’clock in the morning was when another delivery of bricks arrived.

Soon afterwards yet more sand turned up.

Early morning is favoured for deliveries so that unloading can go unhindered by traffic and tourists.

The balcony pillars are in place
The balcony pillars are in place

The wooden balcony pillars were put in place and now three tukangs (builders) are working on the framework of the roof, while another three are building the walls on the ground floor – ably supported by two labourers (one of which is a woman) who are fetching and carrying materials and mixing the cement.

Starting the roof frame

Starting the roof frame

The bedek (plaited bamboo) is put on the roof

The bedek (plaited bamboo) is put on the roof

The whole process seems so smooth, they all know exactly what they are doing and the only small glitch was when they questioned my choice of positioning for windows.

I quickly agreed with their alternative suggestions and the work continued as smoothly as before.

Inevitably my project manager, Pasek, is making all the main decisions and I realise that it’s because of his skill that everything seems so easy.

Thank you Pasek.

The bedek (plaited bamboo) arrived.  This is used for the underside of the roof and is hand made in a local village.

Tomorrow the roof tiles will be delivered, so I won’t have this view for much longer:

Roof frame from inside looking up

Roof frame from inside looking up

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  1. Oh how beautiful! Too bad you need roof tiles! The intricacy of the design is pure artistry. It is wonderfully exciting to watch all this come together, and its not even my house! How must you feel!!!?!

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