progress with the sandstone footings

sunday, 27 june 2010 – spent a cold winter’s day up at the panelbox hut site, finally making progress with the preparation of the sandstone footings. The western, down-slope wall of the building will be supported on a line of three piers, each comprising a pair of blocks.

phil and I . . . → Read More: progress with the sandstone footings

first sandstone footings on site

12 june 2010 – frosty cold weather up at the land…

– the wetland catchment is a stunning wide mirror made of rainwater…

phil dropped off four of the sandstone blocks during the week…

spent an afternoon rolling, cajoling, heaving and dragging them into position at the corners of the . . . → Read More: first sandstone footings on site

weekend stonemason

22 may 2010 – up at katoomba again, this time working flat surfaces into our sandstone footings. The steel frame of the hut will be fixed to these planes, elevating the entire structure about 500mm from the ground…

I used a small hand-held grinder to cut slots in the . . . → Read More: weekend stonemason

midnight thunderbox

16 may 2010 – phil and I spent a couple of days constructing the ‘rota-loo’ composting toilet building, set in the forest about 50 metres away from the hut site…

we set and levelled four sandstone footings to elevate the steel frame from the forest floor…

then spent a lot of . . . → Read More: midnight thunderbox

the panelbox hut

I’ve commenced work on the construction of the panelbox hut – a small studio retreat for the bush property, built from sandstone, steel, glass and different types of plywood… it’s a very simple building, but one with a strong sense of presence on its site, and, hopefully, a peaceful, secure and functional space . . . → Read More: the panelbox hut