After a few days of being rejected by most of the calls and emails I have put out in the world to lighten the burden of landfill and get leftover materials for the build – today was a wonderful day!
Around 12 of us came together to spend the day together and also do a bit of building and in the end we have a floor to build a home on!
It was a brilliant day with a mix of learning, thinking, sharing, interacting, trying, conversing, helping, doing, watching and the perfect atmosphere of strangers coming together to learn and share.
For me at least this is primarily a community project than a building project and day was a huge success in that regard. A bonus was it was also a great success in a building sense!
Julian stepped into the frame as main builder and teacher who shared his knowledge and experience with others allowing them to use drop saws for the first time or for all us produce a sub floor on an old caravan trailer.
The photos tell a story as will the time-lapse cameras once we have extracted what they captured today!
For those following this from South Australia please note the build is postponed until Friday 30 May next week till we get more materials and I’ve had a chance to see if there is a big pile of leftovers out there waiting for us! The new timeline looks like we will finish up on probably Wednesday/Thursday 11/12 June not Monday 9 June as first thought so reset your clocks for that timeline.
It’s a beautiful day to be with a group of people building a Happy, simply home! Seeya Friday 🙂 ???
Token nail from Beau
A little beautifying from Andy with the angle grinder
A great spread which is why we were really there!
Any day is a success when it ends like this
Big thanks to all the volunteers today and the cooks, donations, support, tools, advice and more!