Oh my, if any of you have built a house, you would understand. Building from scratch is difficult! In our case, building a house imported from Bali in a remote place like Hana is downright mind-boggeling! It’s been a SLOW process… check out my old posts and you’ll see I first posted about this project in June of 2011. Now, four years later, we not only have come a long way, but there is still so much work to be done. Just a recap: the house was built in Bali, disassembled and shipped to us in these containers. Although the permitting process was long and arduous, we finally have both the permits we need and are ready to begin!
A short while ago, Jamey and I took a drive out to Hana to check on the containers and trim down a tree that had gotten a little too tall. Seriously, this place is a jungle!
The concrete bases sit here patiently waiting to be unloaded onto footings that are soon to be poured.
Seems like everything is wrapped up on tyvec… or some sort of synthetic canvas like material. Gosh, the attention to detail here is impressive, and it shows how much care the workers put into our exotic project!
On our way back we passed a familiar eucalyptus grove and stopped to enjoy the view
These spectacularly colored trees are called Eucalyptus deglupta, and also known as the Mindanao Gum or the Rainbow Gum tree. The bark peels at different times of the year, and below multi-colored patches of new bark are exposed. This gives the tree a sort of psychedelic appearance as colors like bright green, blue, orange, purple and maroon swirl and snake their way up the tree.
Their bases are cool and smooth to the touch. New growth sprouts all around, while a canopy of leaves filters the sun as these trees tower above me.
It’s an amazing site and one worth taking in if you ever find yourself on the path to Hana.