In the afternoon we sat down at Palapas again and fine-tuned the details. Location and shape of the stairs, layout of the living room, bathroom reacomodation. Balcony design… We made a pile of napkins sketches whilst hydrating ourselves with agua de jamaica. We always tried to consider several options. Nevertheless the most elegant and simple versions always popped up in a natural and obvious way. We again received remote support from Josué and it was amazing how everything started to click together.
With a 3D Sketch Up model Octavio could make a nice first render! And placed the render on a picture of the actual construction site. And wow… does this look good! I really start to feel enthusiastic about the new design of the hack shack.
The fact of using local handcraft and local material thrills me. All the construction workers are from the village and the hacks-hack will feature traditional palm roof hatching.
Also will we use Vara Travada for light outside and inside walls. Vara Travada are made out of Palo de Arco tree branches that are intertwined to form a nice organic pattern that lets the air run through.
With all these beautiful images and visualisations I really am exited to tackle the construction.
If everything goes on track we are supposed to start in the first week of September with the continuation of the hack-shack and finish by the end of this year.
I’ll keep you posted when we start… 🙂