For the roof we went for thatching! It was probably one of the toughest decisions made, since the roof would have to be, this way, very very steep... Have we mentioned that no electric tools were used troughout the whole construction process? Yep! That sure made the construction much harder and time consuming, but also much more intersting! So, in the spring, a team headed to Herdade da Apostiça to pick caniço (water reed) to make the thatch roof. But after two weeks of intense sun burns and scratches (that sure wasn't the right time to pick caniço...) the team got back to the Quinta only to find out that the amount of caniço picked wasn't enought to cover for the whole roof. A slight change of plans: the team would part for the Summer (Eric and Satu went to Finland, Michael and Loren went to Almoçageme to help Sean and Sofia build a small house for the newcoming baby!), to remeet in December to pick the remnant caniço on the right time.
The Yoga Earthship Project
February 2013. Eric, Michael, Loren and Sean were staying in Terra Livre, right next to Quinta dos 7 Nomes. We asked them if they wanted to take part of a small yoga room building project. Thay accepted. The rest is history. Read it all!
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