Shipyard Office: Aerial Construction

 

This past weekend our team spent three days at Astillero Punta Morales (our shipyard) building the main office for this project. Until now, our headquarters have been 1.5 hours up the mountain, in Monteverde. While we'll be keeping our Cloud Forest office for the next few months, it's time to bring the paperwork to the beach.

As we see education as key, our volunteer apprentices are now learning to create the shipyards' infrastructures (our new home) from plantation lumber, which we (they) have been felling, sawing, and milling for the past several weeks.  -Learning the first and fundamental lesson of renewable resource management.  

LEARN MORE about our very unique 'nautically rigged' aerial timber frame course!
 

We asked ourselves:
what's the fastest, cheapest, most beautiful way to build our shipyard office?
 

Simply: a treehouse. Our co-founder and construction lead, Lynx Guimond, is very experienced at designing and building functional treehouses - in fact, it's kind of his specialty. Scroll down to see a drone video of a treehouse he built here in the Monteverde area. (San Luís)

 

Scroll down for 3 galleries of building the office at the shipyard... click on the photos in the gallery to view them full screen & read the captions!

Office floor design, using simple patterns proportional to the human form - a classic style Lynx employs which incorporates sacred geometry.

Office floor design, using simple patterns proportional to the human form - a classic style Lynx employs which incorporates sacred geometry.

 

 

Previous work in the style of our
new shipyard office
(Video.)

 

This drone video of a previously built treehouse was shot recently by an American university group that visited as part of their architecture studies on sustainable building. It clearly shows the overall style of the construction - however our new office will have working desks and tables instead of an open sitting space. It will be more like the one in the background of the video, with a large open floor.

scroll down for the build photos from this week :)

 

Three Galleries:
 Build & Lift of our Treehouse roof & floor!

 






 Office Rigging

Our team of professional tree climbers arrived ready to go.

Gallery one: arrival and instigation

Day 1:  The entire workforce is on scene by 9AM and gets right to work;  The Flying tree sailors team and Cloud forest tree climbers team volunteer their time and expertise to guide the newbies in Lynx's tree house design 4.0... The weather is fine and the atmosphere alegre.  the air is charged with the full moons' energy. -and the dream comes to life.

gallery two: Roof & Floor CONSTRUCTION

Day 2:  While paulo leads the floor construction, the roof was lashed together (nautical style) by the sailors, and tin was bent on.  by the end of the day we had a finished roof to stand under, while it rained...

gallery three: up she goes!

Day 3:  the roof is up!  And the floor is next.  We were all very happy with the efficiency and progress.

 

Roof is up!
Floor to go up in just a few days!

You can see the team appreciating the view of the new office roof, to the right, behind Diego, is the hurricane-fallen keel timber.

 

Ultra light and efficient design; weighing under 200 kilos, covering 30 square meters -
built in one day (safely, on the ground).

 

We'll be posting a follow-up blog of completing the floor & other elements next week!

Thanks very much,

The SAILCARGO INC. Team

Funding for this project comes from people like you purchasing shares in the ship build company, CEIBA S.A. Invest today and become a shipowner! info@sailcargo.org

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Another shot of the floor, which will have floorboards put on next week and lifted up in just a few days...


Funding for this project comes from people like you purchasing shares in the ship build company, CEIBA S.A. Invest today and become a shipowner! info@sailcargo.org

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