Tar paper prepares the roof and walls for roofing and siding. Also, hard to see, but the flashing in almost completed around the bottom of the walls.
Southeast corner of main living is waiting for the large corner window
Covered porch of main living looking out on the greenhouse and garden
Main living and guesthouse
This is the liner in place as viewed from the bridge. The pond looks huge. In fact, the pond looks big enough that my dream of a place to float on hot summer days appears like it will be a reality. Oh boy! Bring your air mattress.
Our three buildings will dump their roof water into a creek that will come down under a bridge between the guesthouse and main living buildings. The water will spill into a pond. Any storm overflow will enter a "wetland" area approximately 12x12 that will be planted with native wetland plants. All site water will stay on our property and will serve as wildlife habitat. Additionally, the water will become an aesthetic focus and view from two of our three buildings. In water shortage periods the pond water will be available for irrigating the vegetable garden. The creek will be a dry creek except when it rains. If we decide to use a circulating pump in the future it will be solar.
Brad and Fran on the felt under liner.
Josh, Brad and Dan moving the liner into place
Josh, Dan and Brad spreading out the liner
Kerry & Finn
visit from Portland. Finn, just turned 3, hasn't been to Whidbey since he was a few months old. We were delighted to enjoy their company for several days, and it was a treat to finally show them our building project. They have been faithful blog followers but the real live thing is always more interesting. Rhonda, when they were still living in Santa Barbara, suggested the blog initially as a way to keep far-away friends informed and as a way to share the building adventure. Smart woman, that Rhonda!
Finn, Rhonda & Kerry