Lake Atitlan

Building a recipricating roof at Lake Atitlan

David and Carolina who have land in Santiago on the amazing Lake Atitlan expressed interest in the water management system of the earthship style home we built, and offered us a place to decompress after the physically tough 3 week construction period in Comalapa.
Their project is named Ulew (trans. Earth) a they aim to promote sustainable living and practice permaculture and natural building.
They have been constructing beautiful domes with sandbags that contain ‘super adobe’ (an earth mix stabilised with 15-30% cement) and their latest project in an incredible triangular pyramid like structure!
We met up with our friends Alex and Ina and enjoyed exploring the beautiful lake and we had the opportunity to play around with a special design for a recipricating roof with 3 centre points out of bamboo!
www.ulewatitlan.com

 

roof in the night

roof in the night

building the roof

building the roof

Roof and volcano San Pedro

Roof and volcano San Pedro

roof detail

roof detail

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