The last few weeks we've been concentrating on getting the building wrap and battens up. Seems like simple job when you say it- but things all take time. The building wrap protects the building from damp and the battens provide an air gap between the wrap and the corrugated iron exterior wall cladding.
Before all this went on we decided that the building wasn't braced enough so we covered most of it in ply. A small storm had ripped through the place the weekend before, destroying the neighbours scaffolding on their building and on our place it looked like a mini tornado had passed by with stuff blown about everywhere. Luckily the hut was still standing, but the evident strength of the natural forces encouraged us to rethink our bracing strategy.
Back to the building wrap - we managed to get up half before we called it quits due to the terribly gusty day. The second attempt was a breeze and now all the battens are on too. Our next visit will be to put the windows and doors on, then the corrugated iron. We have 3 more weekend opportunities to achieve this before the Lama comes.
Our New Zealand Tour has a stopover at Glentui where we will be showing the Lama and our Sangha friends the new developments. It is a great place to work together towards a common goal for many in the future.
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