We’ve been here long enough that Siem Reap has come to feel strangely like home. The project is nearing completion, with all the major pieces in place. Today we spent time refining some of the major elements including the countertop, pantry, and cistern. Here’s the team testing out the cistern:
Removing the vault formwork, and building non-structural end-walls that let light into the pantry:
The completed vault and pavers, while roof painting is underway:
Jim can’t seem to get enough of sanding down the countertop:
J testing out the concrete bench top. The formwork took longer than we anticipated but now that it’s in they provide an excellent place for occasional breathers.
Monk housing under construction. Notice the support system used to hold up the ceiling while it’s constructed. Yep, tree trunks and branches.
Back to the formwork. Formwork for the newly installed kitchen countertop. I think we all agreed that this countertop was bigger than most of the countertops we all have at home, but with all the students this cook will be feeding the size of the countertop is quite appropriate. Lastly, see anything familiar? Yep, bamboo support system. Picking up some of the local building techniques and working with what is available.