Happy 2019 to all of our intrepid readers! Thanks for following along with us in 2018 - we should have lots more interesting posts on our progress as we continue our build in the new year. We finally finished filling in with our two courses of adobes between the vigas on December 13th, 2018. … Continue reading Filling in between vigas…In winter!
Vigas atop an adobe house
I arrived early to the build site on the morning of August 10th. The sun was starting to rise above the mountains in the cloudy eastern sky and all was peaceful and still. It was the quiet before a storm of intense activity to come - Stuart from Custom Steelworks was on his way in … Continue reading Vigas atop an adobe house
The Current State of Affairs
A few months have passed and we've been busy working. We've finished our wood bond beam, completed the geogrid strapping, and peeled all the vigas. After working almost exclusively with wood materials over the past couple months, I can honestly say that I much prefer the bygone days of working with earthen materials. At this … Continue reading The Current State of Affairs
We've done so much since my last blog post that it seems fitting to break up our activities into a few individual posts. This first post, as the title indicates, is all about vigas. Vigas are the rounded pine beams that will be a major structural and aesthetic element of the ceilings in our house. … Continue reading Viga Notes