The progress of the construction as recorded in the summer of 2013
In the middle of July the house is less than two months of moving in.
All the floors and the upper storey ceiling are finished. Heating, water,
bathroom and kitchen are finished.
Thus at least the basement and the main floor will be ready to move in soon.
Some remaining interior details, the external coat, and the landscaping will be
Photos of the vaulted basement with the finished tile floor:
This heat pump, placed in the non-vaulted part of the basement, looks with all
the attached meters like a piece of serious industrial equipment.
Together with an external heat-exchanger on the other side of the outer wall,
it will be supplying with hot water the, now hidden, in-floor heating tubes from
the last year's photos:
The house that this series of pages has been describing is actually only
a latest addition to my family compound. It is the right-most structure in the
following panorama (made from the top of a huge cherry tree that I was gleaning
– at the very end of the cherry season here – for a few days after
my latest arrival):
The other new house on the left has been recently built by my older nephew.
The green-painted house in the far front is my brother's house. It was built around
1980 but in the last two years it has been getting a new coat (an additional external
insulation layer and new paint) and some upgrades inside.
The remaining roofs belong to various workshops, storage sheds, or a