Foundations

July 08

So the story of building a two bedroom, two bathroom house in The Gambia begins! The land is about 3/4 acre near a village called Gunjur, a short walk from the coast. Have a look at our website for more info about the ethos behind the build, the house design and photos of the area visit www.sunbirdhouse.com.

The first job, after fencing the land is to get water on site.  A tube well (a kinda deep, narrow well) was dug and lined so water can be pumped to supply the house. Just before the rains came the team managed to get the foundations of the house in. This termite mound was just in the wrong place but they are rock hard during the dry season so the guys waited until the rain had softened it before getting stuck in with the pickaxes!

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