And now a wee tour of the inside, before we begin imagination is needed in large dollops. Having a look at the previously published drawn plans may or may not help.
|Inside, downstairs, week 1|
So I thought it may be useful to view achievements and the bank account at the end of one week. Eekk.
Phase 1 – Inside, downstairs Week 1
Removing all excess materials.
Polishing ceiling spars
Cutting and sanding ceiling and wall wood.
Painting ceiling and wall wood with undercoat
OK, Week 2 bring it on. Light mint paint on the ceiling
Total to date = 7398 GBP
Greetings, I realised this morning awaking at 5am, that I haven’t given you a guided tour of young Walter. So after a spot of yoga and a mug of coffee, here we go. Enjoy, and ask any questions in the comments below 🙂
Upstairs plan for Walter
|Downstairs birds-eye view.|
Here it is, the post you have been waiting for Today, tape measure in hand; one of those 5 m long twangy ones; that take off a finger if you let them coil back in too quickly, and two lengths of A4 paper stuck together, I measured and drew an inside floor plan of the top and bottom deck. We still want to to be like a bus inside so the finished layout will include the driver’ seat and steering wheel, original first aid kit and extinguishers. Seats will be reupholstered and used within the dining space and the back seat cinema. Below is a 3D side view of the bottom deck, looking left and right.
Walter was towed from Southampton his present resting place.
|Dirty, dirty Walter|
The precursor to Walter includes many adventures and can be found in different places. As this is day one of this blog the background will be added to completely randomly. If you are reading a few years on you may have a more logical, sequential picture of who, why, what and when. So here I begin, in the middle, today.
Six acres of transformed midden staying in an Iceni roundhouse with nothing much to do is, I think, the best place to see out a global pandemic.
Ali bought Walter in 2015 with the idea of converting him into a living space. Unfortunately, the elderly village population need their hedges and grass cutting and the eco-minded require woven hazel fences constructing. Walter has, therefore, waited patiently gathering moss and snail trails.
Thumb twiddling has never been my forte, so a few conversations later and the crew is ready
Myself project manager and labourer (as far as puny muscles allow). Bro visionary and eco-warrior. One carpenter, Solar specialist, Neil the narrowboat builder and Bob the bus.