|From HB Summer 09|
Last weekend featured our youngest builders so far of the summer of 09. Cute, and efficient too. While the rest of us worked on beams and scaffolding, they managed to construct a whole house!
Highlights and accomplishments:
- Completion of modern and roomy house for birds, complete with windows and interior design
- Scaffolding & other prep for the 15 person family build coming up at the end of July
- Our first tri-lingual building day with a wonderful visit from Pat and her friends from Switzerland (German) and Annie & the boys from Quebec. So cool!
- First swim of the year for Sonja
- Old tent platform moved to nicer location
- Near completion of 1st ‘beam bench.’
Alas, it was not all good news. Our fridge continues to be a little fritzy and my previous theory about over-heating doesn’t seem to be it. And we’re confident it’s not a ‘not enough electricity’ (for want of the technical term) issue since it doesn’t only happen when we’re there and charging batteries, opening the fridge etc. A lot of people have expressed interest in the idea of running a regular fridge off solar, so if you’re one one of them, I promise we’ll post the solution. When we find it.