Monday December 10, 2018
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Photo Article from the Greek Hovel: is this grouting, pointing or what?

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As you can see below, the main job of Gregori the snake killer and his team, the building of the walls at the Greek Hovel is now done. The last bit was the balcony with views up into the Taygetos mountains and it is done. Next up is grouting, pointing, or whatever it is called. In the second photo you can see that the stone of the hovel are held together with concrete. But that is now to be scraped out and replaced with a coloured mortar. I was offered a choice of colours and went for the one you can see, a very pale yellow.

So now as the roofers and floorboard team prepare to move in, Gregori and his men will work on all the internal and external walls in the newer part of the house (the new wing and the room above the rat room) regrouting or whatever it is called. In the old part, the walls will be plastered and painted white as they are in the bat room.

A final meeting before I head back was held with George the Architect today. we are now discussing things like installing a Range cooker, what tiling to use outside and pretty minor details. We really are getting there...

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