October 12, 2009

Autumn colors

The floor joists are done; just a day or so of bracing left to do. Now that the floor sub-structure is tacked in, the thing looks big.

A few photos from this past weekend - of both construction and the land - have been added to the Korinji site images page. The maples haven't yet reached their peak, but yellows and reds are everywhere in sight. With temperatures reaching the 20's in the evening, we wonder what the forest view will be this coming weekend.

October 6, 2009

Final push, 2009

We're in the midst of our final push for the year now. This coming weekend (Oct. 10-11) and the following (Oct. 17-18) will be the last major construction weekends at Korinji. In a total of only 9 work days since June, we've cleared our building site, excavated and poured our foundation piers, erected our support posts, and now are near to completion of the structure's sub-structure. Truly remarkable!

Please consider joining us for one or both of our final weekends. In particular, we need hammer-swingers now: there are a lot of floor joists and braces to put in place. If we can finish up this part of our structure, we'll be well-placed to take a breather for a few months over the winter.

If the weather holds for these weekends, many of us will still camp out on the land. If not, Korinji has arranged a group rate at the local Quality Inn that is ridiculously reasonable.

If you'd like to pitch in, please RSVP to info@korinji.org. If you haven't yet seen how far we've come in a few months, please take a look at the construction photos and videos on the Korinji website here.

We're looking forward to seeing many of you again at Korinji this month. The fall colors should be at their height, and the temperatures ideal for work as well as campfire gatherings in the evening. Finally, many of you will be relieved to learn that we have no deliveries of lumber scheduled this time: everything we need is already at the site, and will not need to be carried through the woods by our trusty (but tired) work crews!