persones are coming + 10 maybe, to work on the more than 500 year
old tyrolian chalet. The roof has to be renewed. Material is funded
by the tyrolian environment department.
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than ten people were working on the alm today. We emtied the house
of all garbage, some will get burned the next days, some was transported
down for fire wood. The big thing and critical point of this project
was to lift up one corner of the house, which had gone down due
to rotten poles in the ground. Thanks to helping spirits in the
valley and Mårten and Richards work until 20:30, this hurdle
could be overcome. So now these rotten poles are exchanged with
new ones and the roofline is straight again!
farmer came and was very upset that we had driven with traktor over
his land more than once, and that there was wood and tailes stored
on his meadow. He wanted to stop the building activity but a consesus
was found thanks to Wolfgang, who happend to be around and knew
how to handle such a delicate situation. By the way, it took us
about 15 min to move two huge piles of building material.
returned from that day all wet but glad and had a nice meal in the
kitchen which was hot like a sauna. Hannes came along with a guitar
and some songbooks and we sang Abba, Eagles, Pink Floyd and many
more good songs loud and sweaty!
2: many things happend, first of all no rain anymore, mårten
and richard build a scafold so we footfolk could take down the old
roof on one side, in a secure way. The fire pile got a lot bigger
and the the first panks were nailed onto the east side. some 12 rolls
of roofpaper were delivered from innsbruck and were directly put upon
the planks...quick quick and efficient. Thanks to our fast thinkers
and proffessional carpenters from sweden! Evening time was spent with
intensive discussions of what of material to get for the next day.
We can´t afford to stay still if we want to be ready until saturday!!
and beautiful long working day. We satarted with getting a new shipment
of wood, building second scafold, througing down the old tiles and
much more....have a look at the photos! ...the day on the roof was
done at around 20:30 and after good food we had a camp fire in the
river bed with song and beer!
started the fire at 6, and the sun was really shine and hot today.
the second roof half was finished with the roof paper, we got a new
load of wood and we had a surprise at the sea-restaurant: lunch is
free for all of us today! as a welcome present for us new neighbours!!
afternoon we had Gottfried Rumer, an expirienced roof builder showing
us how to cope with the wooden tiles...very important! Sara started
with the concrete foundation work and was soon joined by Lotta and
Steffi!! ...another long day on the roof!
5 was a hot and very long day. And so many people came to help with
the roof. We finished the construction on which the wooden tailes
have to be nailed on. And exactly in the right moment came the car
of Holzschindel Astner, with some extra tiles and an aircompressor
all the way from Kramsach. He showed us how to startthe first row
with the nail machine and now the long long hammering could begin.All
day this sound was heard in the valley. This day there were more than
20 people at the chalet for helping!!! The last ones left at 21.30
when it got too dark to hammer.....
hammer, hammer.... Gottfried came one more time to show us how to
finisch at the top. There were 9 people left on the roof. At 17 o'clock
it was time to go for a hike with Mårten and Richard up to the
Triblulaun, to show them the surroundings at least a little bit! A
clensing rain for the brain made us wet and sing in the rain. In the
evening we had a dinner at Spörr and Hannes, the lokal musician
jodeled and sang and had an eye for the swedish beauties!
day, relaxation in the air. Narendra finished the the roof. We tiedied
up around the house. only 4 left. Great feelings came up lying on
the finished and beautiful roof!!! At 18 o'clock we were done, and
it started to rain. If anybody of all helpers would have worked
one hour less, we would have not made it. 1 week, 10000 tiles, 20000
to everybody!!!! lending tools, helping out at site, cooking, tidying
up, planing, giving guidance....
Roof-Doctors! (who you gonna call?!....)