Next Step

We are moving forward (slowly) with construction on Megan’s house. So what’s up next?

insulation 1

Insulation, yucky to install, but oh so yucky to live without.

Most homes in Uruguay are brick (terra cotta brick, or hollow terra cotta brick), cement, stone, or sometimes, the fancy Styrofoam panel building stuff (which we know nothing about). Some are made using steel-frame, like we have done, but not a huge number. Why is this relevant? Because buildings made of stone, cement, or brick aren’t designed to have insulation in their walls here. Which means FINDING wall insulation is a lot of work. We had to order two different sizes of insulation to be able to appropriately fill the walls. So we’ll be handing twice as much insulations as we would normally need to. Itchy. Really itchy.


After the pink stuff? Sheetrock.  I know that just putting up sheetrock does not make a house ready to move into, but mentally it makes the possibility of getting finished so much closer. In theory, this is all the sheetrock we should need for the walls. We’ll see if we actually make it or if we run short.

And then? Mud and taping. But that’s a fair bit off. Don’t worry, I’ll share when we get there.

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