Tadpole Part 7: The Before & The After

Here are some ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots – so we can see how far we’ve come since 1st April 2014!

 

At the beginning Р a burnt out shell of a building

A burnt out roofless structure

A burnt out roofless structure

 

and suddenly ..

The tadpole building

The tadpole building

 

 

Walls go up and extend the original rondavel

Walls go up and extend the original rondavel

Looks better now

Looks better now

 

looking south

looking south

 

at sunset now

at sunset now

 

the original doorway

the original doorway

and now its an interior doorway!

and now its an interior doorway!

And again from the inside – the original door and window to its left.

that original doorway from the inside

that original doorway from the inside

 

our masonry stove - faced in soap stone

our masonry stove – faced in soap stone

Remember the saga of the stairs:

Mr Willard infront of the eventual stairs

Mr Willard infront of the eventual stairs

 

Well we got there in the end!

stairs - unfinished

stairs – unfinished

Finished stairs

Finished stairs

 

Looking down those stairs

Looking down those stairs

And finally the school room up those stairs

 

Montessori school room upstairs in Tadpole

Our Montessori school room upstairs in Tadpole

 

The Scottish play in our school library

The Scottish play in our school library

 

Tadpole Part 4: The Roof Goes On

In August 2014 we were high enough to start the roofing activities, build scaffolding, and invent new roofing Рcromadek industrial roofing sheet steel cut into a fish scale pattern.

Tadpole dormer window

Tadpole dormer window

 

Constructing the dormer

Constructing the dormer

 

Edmore scales the highest peak

Edmore scales the highest peak while installing Alububble

 

Now Sir Edmore

Now Sir Edmore

 

Covering the dome with Alububble

Lamek helping to cover the dome with Alububble

Lamek on the dome

Lamek on the dome

 

Edmore bringing up the roofing sheets

Edmore bringing up the roofing sheets

Careful handling required

Careful handling required

 

So that it eventually looks like this…….

The Tadpole Building

The Tadpole Building