Y The last touches have been in process in Diana‘s house. The roof and floor are ready. The girls are going to paint the inside of the house this weekend. Electricity is also ready, switches and bulbs.
It has been a very special project because we have been able to work with both the girls and Diana during the week and Diana’s husband has helped during the weekends, when he’s home from work.
A year ago Diana was very busy making their adobe bricks. Many families of San Pedro worked in a nearby plot of land shoveling and feeding the adobe machine to produce the material for their houses. The earth material for the walls works perfectly with the climate in this town very high above the Popocatepetl volcano.
The girls are so happy they have been able to start the school year already sleeping in their own house. They now have a comfortable place to sleep during this heavy rainy season.
We have been working on Diana’s house for the last months.
Properly deep stone foundations were laid.
Then the adobe was used to build the walls. This was important since Diana herself worked in the adobe manufacturing process. A large group of San Pedro’s families participated in this process by working the earth, shoveling and mixing it to feed the large adobe press located in a plot in the town’s center. This was a very successful group project that the locals organized.
Due to the proximity of the Popocatepetl volcano, we used concrete and steel to reinforce the corners of the house and the area where the roof will be installed. The volcano’s exhalations are common in the area and they can impact the house’s structure.
Still the roof has to be done as well as the interiors, electricity and floor.
We will keep working, with your help, until it is finished.
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