Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Welcome Back to Marathon, Texas!

Welcome back! Noble and I are finally back to West Texas. We took this video on day one of this season, number four!
I have yet to figure out how to put audio with it, so I'll describe what's happening:
We start watching Noble walk up the grand staircase. We enter the house-to-be in the kitchen. You see the roof which is four foot wide mini-vaults which we built last year. Then, we enter the living room, with four giant arches on each side of the room. There will be french doors on the south and north sides. The goal for this season is to get a roof on this big room. Looks like it will be twelve foot high ceiling!
Then we enter Noble's little office-space where you see him beginning the instillation of the 3 foot by 5 foot window with a view to the mountains to the south.
Next, enter the bathroom. There are three arched spaces under the stairway to the floor above. The first and second arcshes will be storage. Then the arch across from the second arch will be the royal throne. The final arch under the stairs, is at about 8 feet and will have a giant waterfall shower.
Going up the stairway, the handrails are the little arches with recycled bottles made into homemade glass block. At the top of the stairs we enter the master (and only) bedroom. We look around at the awesome view of the mountains of the Big Bend. Santiago Peak, Elephant Mountain, Iron Mountain, the Catholic church. Then we view the grounds of Eve's Garden, including Clyde's new vegetable garden, the main house, and Kate's flower greenhouse.
Looking back at our house, you overlook the main floor and the living room.
We'll start posting pictures of our daily progress and the next video we post a video there will a roof on the living room, which equals a floor in the bedroom! If all goes well, we'll get the wall in the bedroom up to four feet before we have a big BBQ this spring!

1 comment:

frann said...

Very Nice! What do you use to seal the papercrete? I am building in Terlingua and am using papercrete to stucco...Stay Warm..