Sunday, July 22, 2007

An Old Classroom Gets A New Look

This historic classroom, which was built 10 years ago when the school was first opened, had fallen into disrepair when the newer building were built. It was used as a collection room for everything that you didn't want to throw away, but have no use for at the moment. The roof was in such bad shape that whenever it rained everything inside was soaked which made the choice to discard some of the treasures a little easier.
Since it was the second building built on the site more than 10 years ago, raising it was out of the question as it had some nastalgic value if not an historical one. We have plans to renovate in the near future, and by that I mean to make it structurely sound and keep the origial look. We then plan to use it as a workshop.

On careful inspection of the waterlogged contents we found enough roofing material, left over from the construction of the kitchen and dining room to that decided to at least make the roof a little prettier while waiting to get started on the more complicated job of renovation.
With the help of our two volunteers from Ireland, Enda (pictured above) and John who is taking the picture the tempory roof was completed in just a few hours.

As with so many things....Simple cost free solutions are staring at you and we were too blind to see them.

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