Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Site work begins

We're taking great care to retain as much natural vegetation as possible. See above narrow path to the phase 2 site. Lots of pipe-organ cactus (Pilosocereus royenii) and air plants (Tillandsia utriculata) are visible here and throughout the site. Other botanical notables are the butterfly orchids (Psychilis macconnelliae), barrel cactus (Melocactus intortus) and local sage (Lantana involucrata).

Segundo and Jabuddha set batter boards to layout the building site and are adding string lines based on the surveyor points and elevations determined by our architect which will be used to identify the exact locations for the footings. We've cut only vegetation inside the building area. Even the terrace area is uncut in the hopes we can keep low lying vegetation under the decks. Click on any photo to enlarge.

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