The rest of the roof and the other works such as installing the windows was done in other three weeks. After five weeks (minus one week temperature-related break) the outer shell of the villa was completed with only the tar shingles missing on the roof. While the crew was waiting for warmer weather to install the tar shingles, a major storm destroyed good parts of the tar paper sealing off the roof. Which had to be fixed by the crew then immediately after the storm.
The tar shingles were installed few weeks ahead of schedule, which was a nice surprise. And after some dispute about the floor beams strength and working through a 10 point still-to-fix-list, Mammuttihirsi considered the assembly as completed (I never signed off the completion as there was no agreement about the floor beams).
It was now our turn to take the Villa Linnea project forward. I spent a good amount of my weekend and some extra 2 weeks of vacation with getting the floor and the master bedroom on the first floor ready.
The summer was dedicated to what seemed an never ending paint marathon. Yes, we knew that the shape of out little villa isn’t exactly the typical 4 straight walls box and, therefore, painting would be a bit more complicated. But, holy cow, painting this thing with the brown stain and painting the boards under roof white seemed to never end (and still isn’t 100% complete when it comes to those boards under the roof). But the result is not too bad…
The other half of the year was focused on closing off the ceilings inside in order blow the insulation in there at some point of time. Again due to complex roof structure, this proved to be a bit more laborious than I hoped for.
Almost the last bigger project to be completed in 2011 was the fireplace which was approved in early November and saw its first fire already this year slightly ahead in our five year plan.
The last project to come to conclusion in 2011 was the building of the bath room floor. This project was outsourced to our builder that has also done the foundation of the villa. This job is only completed today and I haven’t got the latest images yet but I’ll post them next year. This is how it looked last time:
So, that’s it for 2011. We managed to do pretty much complete everything we wanted with exception of the front terrace and some painting jobs. With the fireplace and the concrete floor of the bathroom ready, we are already two steps ahead of the rough five year plan (which doesn’t really exist on paper but only in our heads). More details and up-to-date info on my dedicated blog under villalinea.wordpress.com