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Yearly Archives: 2012

News from Wayan, our builder at the factory, is that work is being done connecting the yurts onto the main house.  In that space between the buildings will be a hallway where there is just enough room for a bathroom.  I’ve had to make decisions about floor patterns, skylights, cabinetry and bathtub design.  We’re nowhere […]

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Things are moving along on the Bali House.  With each update I can see the details starting to fill in.  Gosh, it’s beautiful!  Such a lovely site.  With my last Skype call to the factory, I learned that the main building will be shipped first… the two yurts on the sides will come later.  I […]

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I received yet another set of pictures from the building team in Bali.  These days each time I receive an email like this I have dual emotions; excitement and elation for the anticipation of having this home turn into a reality,  and a gripping fear, like a knot in the pit of my stomach, for […]

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These past few weeks it’s all been about the roof!  Those slats are what we are going to see from the inside of the structure.  On top of that will be a woven mat and above that will be the roofing material. The bamboo mat choices were many and it was a decision I made […]

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The house is really starting to look like a house now.  A dream turning into reality.  I get pictures sent to me almost every-other week now and am constantly amazed at the progress.  They are in the stage of framing in the roof now, each piece fit exactly where it should be and numbered so […]

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Our last day today… Is bittersweet. It amazes me to see how much we’ve bonded in such a short amount of time. I’m going to miss my new teacher, so patient, wise and generous… and all my new friends. I feel like I’ve known them for a long time. It’s been an absolutely amazing week […]

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Now that we are underway with building our house in Hana, I’m having to go there more frequently.  My latest trip involved a dear friend, a picnic dinner, and a couple of tents. The night was warm and moist.  Convective showers passed over from time to time.  Safe and dry inside I listened to the […]

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Part of the reason why I’ve been absent here has to do with my preoccupation with our house plans.  It’s been almost a year now that we’ve owned the property… longer since the seed of the dream was planted… and now we are in the stage of finalizing the major plans.  Early March changed things […]

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