Structure & Roof

Prov - cellarSlowly, slowly, the house grew out of the ground, a rondawel lounge with a fire-place that backed onto a kitchen over a cellar. I used a curved shutter that was moved around a centre guide. Prov - loungKitchStairs

Stairs outside curled around and up onto the balcony above the kitchen where we entered our bedroom above the lounge.Prov - lounge

Lounge window

Lounge window


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Boys room to be added below French doors.

Boys room to be added below French doors.

French windows on the other side to another balcony and bathroom over the boys’ room below.Prov - eastview1
South view to kitchen, balcony above

South view to kitchen, balcony above

Other structures eventually included a cottage studio that Sheila designed and had built by the men who milked the cows when she got a job and could not milk them herself. A stone cowshed, a pigsty and a hen house built of beer bottles. The old wooden kitchen became a workshop. The ‘scullery’ had been a sink with one end in the fork of a tree. As the tree grew, the sink tilted.

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 4 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom' and 'Medicinal Purposed Only', all from Southern Africa.
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One Response to Structure & Roof

  1. Damn fine place Peter

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