A while ago we were thinking about building a small casita on the other property for viewing the yard, guests and possible rental. But after thinking about it, a better idea came to mind about putting a deck off our bed room for a place to sit and watch the birds. Not only was it much cheaper, it also removed the pain of the possible renting and having to deal with other people living right next to us. That’s why we bought the lot was to prevent just that!
So I talked Marvin into helping me do this project. Since it was going to extend past the amapola, I had Pedro come in and dig them up and transplant them along the fence where it is too shady for them to grow big. After that we laid out the space and starting digging.
So in total we needed six holes about 3 feet deep for the foundation. It is earthquake country after all. That took almost a whole week to finish. Like I told Marvin, in the states this would have taken a day and a half to do, but this is hand built.
This is what $700 of materials look like, the wood leaning up against the car port, on the ground and the 20 bags of sand and 4 bags of cement.
And now the fun begins with sanding and treating the wood before putting anything up. It should only take us another month or so!!!!