Friday, October 17, 2014

Almost there

A short update!
It's almost done! Just a few more weeks before we can move in! We're already packing our stuff!

We have water and electricity! 90 % of the wiring is done and the bathrooms are also almost ready!

What's left?
1.The door gate isn't in yet.
2.Solar water heater needs to be connected.
3.Air-Conditioners aren't in yet.
4.The biggest part:outside is not paved yet and we need to build a small shed.
5. They need to change the balcony railing!Unfortunately!

That's more or less it! Maybe 1 or 2 more weeks to go!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

soon finish......hopefully!

We got all the permits...finally!

At the moment they're wiring the house! All the doors are in too!

We're on a break for a week now and then they will finish the build!In a few weeks we can hopefully move!

Entrance door

1st floor balcony

 Back door

Monday, August 25, 2014

Waiting for the last permit

It's not much going on these days.We have to get a few permits.At the moment we're waiting for our last permit (using permit), once we have this permit we can continue the build and finish the house! We hope we can get this permit within the next 2 weeks!It takes some time!

Most of the work is done...except........The house needs wiring,painting (part is already done),a few doors and windows,and the outside area! That's all, more or less!

Yesterday the carpenter came and he put in a few indoor doors! Very beautiful wood!I love it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Floor tiles

Lot's of things are happening these days! First, the floor tiles are in, the ladder for the roof is installed and the balcony railing is in, too.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

scaffolding is gone

For the first time we can see the whole house freely!Wonderful.....we are nearing completion!

Meanwhile the first floor tiles are in too! Maybe they can finish the tiles by tomorrow!

Bathroom floor tiles!Still dirty!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Getting a "face"

Our house is getting a "face"!

While the rest of the house is painted the front is getting a tile finish!So, yesterday the started the work! The house looks very modest!In a few days we will hopefully see more!Here are the first pictures!

Friday, July 11, 2014

stairs and outer walls

The stairs are in and they are very beautiful and simple! We used a fossilized stone, so every piece looks different! I am pleased!

The outer walls are also painted! We decided to use brown....different and beautiful! Now our house needs its "face"!!!!! We will have tiles in the front! They should do it today....but nobody was there!Maybe tomorrow, who knows!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

stone wash plaster and tiles

Everything happens very fast! The house is rendered and all the borders,window sills and lintels  are "stone washed", it looks a little bit like Italian Stone Wash Plaster! Very common in Taiwan!

The first tiles are also in! The kitchen walls are ready and the 2 bathrooms are ready ,too!

And the last frame is also in!

Borders,sills and lintels


We used outdoor tiles for our 2 bathrooms! Rather uncommon in Taiwan!

bathroom downstairs:

bathroom upstairs:

The last frame!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The frame is in

The big entrance frame is in (We will have a big sliding door)! It looks fantastic!The color is very beautiful and the door will be air-tide! We will also have a gate in front of the door! If the gate is open we'll have lots of light! One frame is still missing; the upstairs sliding door!But it's the last one....
The cement rendering is almost done!

The roof is not yet ready! Short update:Since the new house is just a 5 min ride away, I had a short look and the cement rendering for the roof is almost done!

Here are a few picture!I took the pictures this morning!

The new huge frame!

The last missing frame!

Everything is repaired for the cement rendering!

The house this morning

Friday, June 13, 2014

Window frames

Yesterday they started to put the window frames in! We can't really see them clearly, they are still packed in plastic! But they seem to be nice! We chose a light gray!

It might rain the next days....We had a very heavy rain today!This will probably slow down the work!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cememt render the outside walls

Today they started to cement render the outside walls! Also, the first door frames were put in place!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A few more images

I just took a few more pictures!

The roof, still a lot of chaos!

Today 6.4.2014

We'll have a huge double sliding glass door!

The shell is ready

We have a lot of rain these days and it slowed down the building progress! But never mind...that was expected!We are, after all,

in Asia!

Still some good news! The shell is ready, last weekend they finished the shell. They built the last walls on the roof!
Yesterday the moved indoors,cleaned up the mess,started to wet the walls and prepared for the indoor work! If it's not raining later I will take some more pictures!


Wetting the walls