On April 12th I started taking pictures of the process of building a local house here in San Clemente. As of today all the rough work has been completed, they have skim coated all the walls inside and out and they are now working on the tile work for the kitchen counter as well as the two bathrooms. The main bathroom at the kitchen/salon area of the house still does not have a roof but I do see some painted sheets of roofing waiting for installation. Most of the windows have been installed and I wanted to get these photos before the doors were added which should be soon the way it looks. They are going to install the toilets and sinks today to almost complete the bathrooms.
See the huge truck tire in this picture, there were about 6 total just a few days ago. I just found out when speaking with Sonia that this is part of her septic system, each tire has been drilled with many holes on the tire tread, a hole is dug and the tires are dropped in the hole one on top of another and a concrete cap is attached. You can see the vent pipe in the center of her new septic system at the far left hand side. Always learning something new.
I just love it, This is going to be Sonia’s first home, she is very proud of it and should be. One thing that you may have noticed the walls for the individual rooms do not go all the way to the roof. This is another big difference in building here in Ecuador, interior walls do not always go to the ceiling. Even the bathrooms are open to the adjoining rooms. Just something to think about. Also, something to notice is the lack of construction debris, they ‘measure twice and cut once’ not having a great deal of waste and look to be cleaning up as they go along. My kind of guys!!!