In March 2022, proper building works of the retreat huts have started. In winter, however, a parking space was created, more drainage work done and finally the well drilled. Also an official project of the house was done and the building works registered in a building register.
The project of the house (the final modification which cannot be seen on the project is that it will be 24 m2 inside the house, not 25,3m2): https://yeshekhorlo.ee/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/202202_EP_AR-5-01_1-korrus.pdf
As of 15 of April 2022, one house is up and waterproof. (next works: walls: insulation and clapboarding, roof: a stone roof; windows and doors). For two houses, we have used thick plywood as a wind barrier board (one seen on the photo). Usually it is an expensive material but we obtained a quantity of them as a factory leftover with a very affordable price (there can be some darker spots or very tiny defects which does not influence the building quality).
Parts (floor, walls and rafters) of the second house are laying down and need to be put together (we have to wait for a soil to be a little bit drier because the telehandler cannot lift the pieces up when it is too wet on that location).
For the third house, the floor is done.
Works for Khenpo Karma Wangyel’s house have started as well. This house is necessary for the teachers who come here to teach the retreatants (Khenpo Karma Wangyel as well as Gangteng Rinpoche). The house is located outside of the enclosure of the three-year retreat. This house is entirely made with Khenpo Karma Wangyel’s personal money up to now (buying of the building materials for more than 2000 euros, soon, post foundation works will continue).