Saturday, January 23, 2010

Tombreck - another roof on

I looked in to catch up with Sue and Tober and friends at Tombreck who have been having a very cold but very beautiful winter up there - minus nineteen or thereabouts. Down South everything grinds to a halt at a mere minus one of course...

Willy and Wendy's straw bale house is on the left of the picture above, see more about that via the link in my previous post along with some excellent pictures of the winter scenery up there.

The South Byre roof which I worked on last year is now all slated and Ewan and Tober have a lot of the internal partitions up as well.

With the cold weather they have all been using lots of fuel up there, above is the log burning boiler which heats Sue and Tober's house - I know it well! It takes a whole barrow load of logs in one go, a couple of loads heats up the enormous hot water tank on the right of the picture. Sue said they got down to three days supply of logs at one point during the really cold weather - a bit scary.

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