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So let me explain a little bit about how this house is being built. The Anbau will be built out of wood. The outer walls for the Anbau are being built in a big barn that the carpenter rented a few miles away. In the barn he built a large platform on which to assemble the walls.

The architect sends him the plans and we make sure the material is delivered. While the amounts of materials needed are generated by the architect’s software, he always double checks the amounts sent against the amounts called for in the plans. “The plans are only as good as the person entering them into the computer”

We stopped by yesterday and watch him and his colleague build a knee wall for the top floor.

When he is done with each wall piece, he lifts it up with a big forklift and brings it out of the barn.

When it is time to set up the house, the walls will be transported to the Baustelle and lowered into place with a big crane. It will take about a week to build up the 2 stories and put the A-frames up for the roof. Just in time for the Richtfest.