The workshop/man-cave is really coming along. This week they’re starting work on the roof structure. We purchased and had delivered, all the cariolas and the metal zinc . It’s going to be a pretty big roof! So I think Scott’s expecting it to take around 3 weeks or so to complete it. As you look at the photos of the workshop you’ll notice as you face the front of the building there is a room with a black water tank in it. This will be the water storage room. We have enough room for four huge tanks. We plan to collect water from the aqueduct to filter and purify for drinking water and we’ll be collecting all the gray water from the bathrooms as well as rainwater from the gutters to use for agricultural water.
Then you’ll see that there are three very large openings in the front of the workshop. These will be big commercial type roll up garage doors. Scott’ll have plenty of room to maneuver all his wood working projects in and out! And remember the steel beams? If look closely you can see them installed in the ceiling of the main body of the workshop. These are going to be used for a place to store and dry wood. I may also claim a bit of that space for storing stuff! Ya know…christmas decorations, the kayak, stuff like that!
On the very right side of the workshop we added a small studio apartment. We decided that its possible that someday in the future we just might get old and need help around the place. So we’ve built a small ‘caretakers’ quarters. Although….for now I”m taking this space over for my Lady-Cave! Hah! Maybe a little art studio or something? Yep! I think that sounds delightful. We already bought all the tile for the little studio. The bathroom sink and toilet as well. There will be a small kitchenette with a hot plate and we will probably put a full size fridge cuz, I imagine it’s a good place for BEER! Yes, I know my man!
So, as you can see its really beginning to take shape and it won’t be long now we’ll be planning our next Mondangata! Time to think about ordering more Mondango! And then we’ll need to get all those precious tools moved in and Scott can get to work making me some cabinets! Whoohoo!! Of course we first need to locate those commercial roll up garage doors so we can lock the place up tight. We wouldn’t want to have any tools walking away, now would we?
In the meantime, we are happily ensconced in Al & Kat’s wonderful house just below our project. I’s so nice to be livings nearby. Its a great walk up to the job site and makes keeping an eye on things much easier. I just hope we get that casita up and running soon. We need to have it livable by January when our friends come back from the States. With the roof going on, we can’t work on the casita at the moment so it just sits…ugh! But just as soon as the roof is finished we should be able to get back to it! Of course we’re starting to dial in our designs for our main house at the moment as well. Scott’s been spending his free time working on the designs. And yesterday we spent a few hours with some stakes, some string, a couple of measuring tapes and we actually staked out the footprint of the house. Aside from a beautiful palm tree that our outdoor kitchen was a bit too close to which required some reworking of our plans, we seem to be good on our plans. Believe it or not, so far we’ve been thrilled that we have been successful at avoiding the need to remove any trees! This makes us so happy because the trees were there first, after all!