The first step has been to build a bunkhouse and bodega. Our men stay on iste during the week so we need a place for them to sleep, as well as a place to store our materials that is safe and dry. The next step is to get rid of the existing building on the property where the new house will be built. It is only a small semi finished native house, which is easily taken down. Some of the materials not needed are given to neighbors and the hollow block and cement debris is piled for later use as back-fill.

Once the lot is clean, we carefully lay out where the structure will be placed and start excavation for the column footings.