Our Home in the Andes, First Phase of Building = Restoration.

It’s the first phase of our house project and we are finally seeing progress! Here are some pictures.

Tyler dug out the huge pile of dirt and rock that were accenting this little hut before making way for the eventual stone walk way. we are going to add the rest of the house to the front of this- so that doorway going "into" our MB will be the view from the living area. (do you see the little perch towards the peak of the rook? That was for the previous owners pet parrot. )
Tyler dug out the huge pile of dirt and rock that were accenting this little hut. Making way for the eventual stone walk way. We are going to add the rest of the house to the front of this. So that doorway going “into” our MB will be the view from the living area.
The MB area. Walls and ceiling  are now  plastered with stucco- we were able to keep the original rustic wood beams. :) Repurposing and adding some old character. And the floor is ready for tile now!
The MB area. There were ZERO windows in this little building before. Can you imagine?? So now there are 3. I wanted more, but it’s the war between Natural Light lover and the Hermit(sorry Babe). We met in the middle. Walls and ceilings are now plastered with stucco. We were able to keep the original rustic wood beams intact. 🙂 (Repurposing and adding some old character.) And the floor is ready for tile now!
An arch! We are going to try to add as many simple Spanish details to our house possible and one of the easiest is using archways. Tyler made this just for me and I couldn't be happier to see the orange brick and cement and metal drying!!!
An arch! From the MB looking into the closest then BR area. We are going to try to add as many simple Spanish details to our house possible and one of the easiest is using archways. Tyler made this just for me and I couldn’t be happier to see the orange brick and cement and metal drying!!!
Another way is using built in shelving. Saving floor space by not having a shelf sitting on the floor.
Another way is using built-in shelving. It’s very common to see in rustic old homes here. Saving floor space by not having a shelf sitting on the floor.
So to the left of the arch will be the open closet area with a nice window for natural light again ! yay!
So to the left of the arch will be the open closet area with a nice window for natural light again ! yay!
And the BR area to the left of the arch. New window cut out of the adobes. Tyler hand made all the frames out of cedar.
And the BR area to the left of the arch which will be walled in soon. New window cut out of the adobe. Floor still needs to be dug out deeper and then plumbing, rock, and cement laid so that it’s ready for tile. Tyler hand-made all the frames out of cedar.
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  1. Wow! I love seeing these pictures!!! So much work has been done!! So excited!!

    1. And it’s only the beginning Ashley. I’m thinking this won’t be over for… Hmmm -a while. I’ll never be board again. When it’s all said and done I want to start my little rabbit farm like you!

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