The gavion wall is finished, and we're putting in floors before roofs (!)

This is strange and we may get a bunch of negative feedback from those in the construction business. But we’re putting the teak floors down, without the roof. This seasons the flooring and acclimates the wood. The climate here never goes below 70% humidity and so the wood is never going to fully dry, no matter what. So this technique allows the wood to acclimate to the elements - to expand and shrink as it wants. And then we will sand and finish it as we get closer to the final finish of the bungalows (and the roofs have been secured). Also, there is no sub-floor - the steel frame is the sub-floor. This ensures that there is no place for termites and other animals to nest. Every 3 months we will go underneath the cabins with a broom and clean them of all debris - including nests. And every one or 2 years, we will re-apply the water-based finish that repels weather and insects.

And here is the gavion wall, completed.

Finished Gavion.jpg
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