Construction by Hand

A five gallon bucket is a foot in diameter and just over a foot tall.  It will take over 11,000 buckets of concrete, carried from the mixer by hand and up a ladder, to pour the second floor of the Be Like Brit orphanage.

Bucket Carrier at Be Like Brit Orphanage site

Dressing block at Be Like Brit Orphanage site

Mixing mortar at Be Like Brit Orpahange site

Laying concrete block at Be Like Brit Orphanage site

Tapping Grout at Be Like Brit Orphanage site

Removing formwork at Be Like Brit Orphanage site

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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4 Responses to Construction by Hand

  1. Paul says:

    Ok Paul
    I’m up to date now.
    Great to see the progress you all are making on this project.
    Paul B

  2. Henry Meyers says:

    Just arrived. Read your “viewpoint” in ENR. Eye-opening! Looking forward to reading your blog.
    Henry M.

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