Project On An Island

We have started with the construction of a wooden log house in The Netherlands. This house is located on an island. It is a small island, actually a very small island. No roads, no bridges, no heli-port. We can only get there with a boat.

loghouse goes on the barge

loghouse goes on the barge

Today was unloading day. Our first truck arrived from the factory, and we had to:

  • unload the truck
  • put the stuff on a barge
  • sail to the island
  • unload again.
barge goes to the island

barge goes to the island

The barge was a forty tonnes heavy lifter, so two trips with the barge was enough to get all our materials across the water. Still it takes a lot of time to move a truckload of materials, it took us the good part of a full day. In two weeks we will receive another truck, with doors and windows, insulation and cladding, and then maybe we will need a third truck, we will see.

hooking up the load

hooking up the load

back for the second round

back for the second round

The weather was nice, the spirit was good. The owner of the house had coffee and cake.

checking the foundation

checking the foundation

After unloading we checked the foundation. No worries, the foundation guys (Van Arkel Bouw) had done a good job, all ok.

foundation looks good

foundation looks good

Tomorrow we will start with the assembly.