Monday, September 27, 2010

Week 4

Made some big changes over the week. We're getting close to the finishing stage. At least for the house.

First big job was to knock out the wall between the kitchen and the middle room. We want a combined kitchen-dining room with enough room for people to hang out in.

Knocking down more wall.

Unfortunately, there was a large crack in the old beam. Fortunately I noticed it before knocking the rest of the wall down.

So we had a guy come in and install a post to hold it up. Not the most scientific of operations, but it seems to be working. Here's the post and the rest of the wall knocked out.

The guy also finished off the trim between the wall and the ceiling.

Some more trim.

And he also turned one of our old outhouse toilets into a storage room.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Week 3

The new toilet! Haven't had a chance to give it a test spin yet as the caulk is still drying. Not only is there new floor tile, but they lowered the floor about 3 inches, so I can actually stand up straight in most of the bathroom.

Wood beams after the first sanding

Room #2 getting ready - to have a wall knocked out.

Kitchen deconstruct

The ceiling is covered in soot. It wasn't that long ago that they were cooking over an open fire.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 2

Outside the house with the concrete ripped out.

The living room with ceiling ripped out

Looking over the old han-ok

Room #3 getting cleaned up

Trying to peel off wallpaper from cement - not fun!

Room #2 with ceiling ripped out

My job is to remove all the paper from this ceiling.