a short film I made about the building of the power tower
How many puns can people make using the words shingle and shake? About as many as the hundreds of nails that were used to put up the shingle siding on the power tower!
In addition to the many bad puns our long weekend also featured
and nature bingo!
- Start with things you love. In our case, it was the land first, then the windows which we built the house around.
- Find some common ground that will shape your decisions.
- Create a good base camp
- Enjoy the process!
Big thanks to Mike, John, Maddy and Blake and our land partner Bill who brought the beautiful cedar shakes from Vancouver Island.
Another lovely weekend for Halkett Bay Builders!
Maddy finishing the painting the window sills brown
What’s missing from this picture? Scaffolding!! Sometimes taking something down feels like almost as big a deal as building something up! Taking down the scaffolding off the west wall of the cabin felt like a HUGE step forward!
And we still had time for fun and leisure
Big thank yous to Mike, Maddy, Lora and her amazing gazpacho, Alex for coming over to finish his Chinese checkers game, Mother Nature and/or global warming for the amazing lightening light show.
We are busy gearing up for our building bee the last two weeks of August. We will be building the walls and the roof for the south side of the house — that’s the little house where a bathroom and guest room will be. We’ll also be finishing up the railing on the power tower, milling a little wood and having cocktail hour as well as late afternoon ocean swims and spectacular outdoor showers when the weather allows.
The righteous builders brigage so far is….Kevin, Sonja, Pere, DeeDee, Patricia, Bill, Maddy, Kevin N, Mike, RJ, Jan and Rich. Give Kevin a call if you want to be added to the list.
Even if you are not comfortable with a power tool there is still a place for you! Wash dishes, use a rake, build a trail or entertain us with your music or stories. We will definitely be having weekend runs to Horseshoe bay and maybe a few during the week as well. Hope to see you there!
What a satisfying long weekend we had! After lots of prep work we were finally able to make some visible strides. Joists on the platform! Stairs on the power tower! Lots of drilling and sawing opportunities!
Highlights & Milestones: Scaffolding
Joists installed (that’s what the floor will sit on)
Stairs (and not just any stairs) on the power tower (see all the photos in the solar power tower photo album)
Spontaenous sing-alongs to Jesus Christ Superstar songs
|From Late July|
Here is a photo history of the powertower: