Casa Oretani – The Story Part IV

Pool shed and outside toilet
Pool shed and outside toilet

Here at Oretani Wildlife we thought it about time that I did another update on the house to keep you informed about how our birding clients guest accommodation is coming along. Nothing more has been done to the guest house façade since the Parklex went up and they haven’t finished the back part. Why they didn’t get it all in one go might be an obvious question. The roof on our own house hasn’t been finished because they didn’t get all the Thermochip insulation either! And yet the builders have been giving out about the plumber not doing his work (which has been a bit of an issue). Anyway, apart from these minor headaches and frustrations, there is still plenty to do and be getting on with.

The outside shed which will have stuff for the pool and filters and a toilet was started just as the weather got good.

Pool shed and outside toilet
Pool shed and outside toilet

And naturally, as has been the way every time we don’t want it, it rains as soon as they pour the concrete on the roof. It was a beautiful day except for that afternoon a bit thunderstorm swept over for an hour and soaked everything. When it passed they threw a bit more cement powder on it to soak it up and it was fine.

Rain again on the roof
Rain again

And now the weather is fine they get to do a bit more work inside. At least they are in the shade. Below you can see them fitting the temporary frames for the windows. This bit I don’t understand. They add a frame the size of the window frame to allow the plasterer do his bit and then remove it and fit the window! Spain is different.

Fitting the temporary window frames
Fitting the temporary window frames

Meanwhile, after having a VERY serious chat with our plumber, he started turning up regularly. Well sort of regularly…more regularly than before. In the shot below he is putting in the extractor fans in the bathrooms. These also equalise air pressure and circulation in the guest house so that there is always fresh air even though the windows are closed.

Fitting the extraction system
Fitting the extraction system

Meanwhile the builders have also been fitting the window sills and cornicing around the roofs, and on the roofs they have laid the mineral fibre, insulation and stones.

The roof cornicing
The roof cornicing

Then the plasterer turned up a bit red-faced and aggressive but once he got his claws stuck into the job he really did show that he could do great work.

The Plasterer
The Plasterer

He got started in Guest Bedroom 4.

Guest Bedroom 4 plastered
Guest Bedroom 4 plastered

Then moved on down the hall and into bedroom 3.

The guest corridor plastered
The guest corridor plastered

Then down into the stairwell and did a beautiful job on the stairs. Not bad for a fresh water crayfish!

The Stairwell plastered
The Stairwell plastered
The Stairwell plastered
The Stairwell plastered

And then the boys started preparing the walls in our house for the plasterer.

Preparing our sitting room for plaster
Preparing our sitting room for plaster

They have a fridge now in the house. Since temperatures get up to 38C here at the moment, it’s important to keep food and liquid nice and cool. Written on top is:

“Access Prohibited to Unauthorised Personnel! Risk of Shock!”

The Fridge
The Fridge

And that’s it for now. The water heating solar panels have arrived and the hot water accumulator tank. Stay tuned for more about crazy plastering crawfish and how the Oretani Wildlife guest house comes along.

 

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