Renovations: Roof patching, shower re-modeling, and bathroom building
With fewer volunteers and interns on site, we’ve been able to get started on infrastructural updates around the farm. This has included re-thatching roofs, expanding the floor on the dorm currently known as La Cabaña (previously referred to as Mo’s platform), constructing a new compost toilet, and completely remodeling of the shower in front of the kitchen.
For the kitchen shower, volunteers assisted Farm Manager Héctor in removing the broken tiled floor and re-constructing a higher (and hopefully more durable) base for the shower. Héctor built a beautiful new bamboo door, and volunteers helped in harvesting, cutting, and thatching together the new bamboo walls you see pictured below. Just a few more details to take care of the shower will be up and running!
Kitchen shower re-modeling
We are also almost finished with the final touches of a new compost toilet. Designed and started by Volunteer Coordinator Vince Mousseau, featured in this May’s natural building course, and finished by Volunteer Coordinator Isaac Fairbank, the new bathroom will be a wonderful addition to the expanding area near the Love Shack.
Natural Building Course, May 2015