If you are going to have a wood stove you need a heat shield that will soak up the heat from the stove and radiate it out to the room. This is super easy to build when you have a generous soul living with you who has been a stonemason for most of the time … Continue reading Masonry and the Mason
At our Annual Benefit in Chicago on December 14, 2013 we were able to show off all of the progress on the Caretaker Residence as of that week. Check it out! Since this video we have seen significant change to the inside of the residence with the addition of interior trim and cabinets. More on … Continue reading THE BIG BENEFIT EDITION
Tile Man Carl beasts through the living room floor in this video. He worked this brilliantly whether there was a camera recording him or not. The tiling and interior painting are almost complete. The trim is being painted by a professional Interior Painting company considering we didn't want to potentially spill paint all over the … Continue reading Tiling the Floor (and Update)
Led by Katherine Beyers and Jenna Cucco the Caretakers have been taking care of business painting the Caretaker Residence. With the great help of the Fitts parents, the Ruggabers and the Nazareth Farmers we are almost ready to call in a carpenter to trim the house. Check out the beautiful colors in our new video!
How Superior are these walls? These walls are so Superior that when they do push-ups they don't push themselves up, they push the Earth down. These walls are so Superior that when Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone he had three missed calls from these walls. These walls are so Superior that they can cut … Continue reading Chicken Noodle Sup-erior Walls
Oh no we haven't forgotten about you. You want to know what is happening with the Caretaker Residence, and rightly so. You have invested yourself in this project and this community. But as entertaining as I may be there are some levels of tedium that even I cannot make you care about. Nonetheless, great progress … Continue reading Caretaker Residence Video Update (Sept16)
Matt Hubbard (Marky Mark) and Tim Shovlin (The Funky Bunch) give a tour of the three floors of the Caretaker Residence.
In early July the Bethlehem Farm caretakers, Summer Servants and high school volunteers lifted a female African elephant onto the second floor of the Caretaker Residence. Wait...that sentence should have said "lifted the equivalent of a female African elephant...." Actually they brought 10,000 pounds of play sand up a ladder to the second floor. You … Continue reading Radiant Heat Floors Preview
Wonder what the new caretaker residence is going to look like when it\'s all built? Check out this computer rendering! Also be sure to check out our Green Features page to learn all about how the caretaker residence is our greenest project ever.\n\nBF - DD Presentation 0223-2012 edit for web 6-27-12 revised 5-30-2013
In this video, Project Manager Mark Solak gives us the low down on the Past, the Present and the Future of the Caretaker Residence construction. If Jacob Marley had been as efficient an orator as Mark, he could have saved the other three spirits the trouble and just given Scrooge the info himself.