Uncle Victor is our main man! He and the crew started the construction from scratch. This page will show the first stage of construction, most are hallow blocks, steel bars and concrete beams.
We were told that washing the hallow blocks with water will make it more durable and sturdy.
Steel bars from the ground up. This will hold the walls and will maintain the alignment.
I can see the door and windows, Uncle and the crew are working hard.
Window of the bedrooms from this angle.
Using tree branches or a piece of solid wood to hold the window until it dries.
The back door and the kitchen window.
Slowly, everything is looking good, we now have walls and windows.
Steel bars reinforcement are ready for cement.
A ton of gravel and sand was needed to complete the project.
The main door looks slightly different, it should be rectangle right?
The main door and front windows are now visible!
I wish I can move the mango trees to another location.
Ply wood to cover and hold the concrete beams, interesting.
The sun light dries all the beams and walls.
Those holes below the ground are the foundation of the concrete beams which holds the walls. I am not sure how deep it was, but I am sure that it can hold the whole bungalow for thousand years!
Uncle Victor and the crew are working really fast, in a span of one month they were able to build all the walls and the beams, and now they are putting up the interior walls to separate the 2 bedrooms and the bathroom.
I would like to emphasize the steel bar sitting on the bottom of the window frame, it is a reinforced steel inside the wall that is connected to the concrete beams, this will make it more stronger!
Interior walls and bedroom doors. A lot of steel bars, hallow blocks and cement to fill up the almost 12 foot wall.
The supervisor looks intimidating.
The bathroom wall and door are now complete.
We have second thought of the bathroom door facing directly the main door, and we have decided to transfer the bathroom door. Major mistake because we have to cover the door and start a new one on the other side of the wall.