Now that the construction has started, things are moving very quickly! What you see on the pictures below is what is left of our barn at the moment, not even three weeks after the first truck arrived.
The carpenters completely dismantled the roof, and another company demolished a good part of the barn. Taking down so much of the building is necessary for several reasons. This way it is possible to dig a basement underneath the ground floor for the sanitary areas saving both time and money. Rotten parts of the wood will be replaced to make sure that our new gompa building is really going to last for a hundred years. Visually, the new barn is very much going to resemble the old one according to the monument protection requirements.
Much of the demolished material is being recycled, e.g. the old roof tiles have already been used to create a street for the construction vehicles, and the wood not suitable for the construction anymore will be transformed into garden furniture and other things.
The next big thing is the earthworks for the new building, starting this week. Despite the main construction being in professional hands in order to manage the tight time frame in between the snowy periods, voluntary helpers are welcome, especially during the next weekends.
If you would like to come and help with supporting the construction work with whatever action is needed, please let us know at email@example.com.