Saturday, March 20, 2010

RELOCATING AND ON THE GO

Absence on the blog since the last publication meant that one has been preoccupied. In this case it can mean only one thing: seeing to the reconstruction of the old house.

After being relocated to its new site, the work began only in early March and surprisingly the speed and achievement was a joy to see. It speaks aloud of the Malay home construction method or approach. Yes without nails ever used, the pillars and beams etc for the house framework came up just like a jig-saw puzzle, exacting where they would be placed with speed. Only the heavy pillars and beams took the full strength of the workers to heave them where they would be slotted in. With the main frames in tact, it would not be long before the walls, flooring and window etc take their positions as part of the house.





One of the last picture of the house taken before it was fully dismantled. Here part of the back wall has been removed and the small lorry was there to remove the parts.

It was fortunate that the new site is adjacent to a river meaning that before pipe water could be supplied to the site, river water is utilised for the start of the work.


Four workmen placing the beam where it should be



Observe how the pillars and the main beams stand together holding the house on its new site. With a height of six feet from the ground, it could still mean that the boys and girls can still play to their delights under the house.



One of the beam measuring 33 feet is being pushed upward to take its original place. It would be a surprise to find such quality and size of wood now.



Two rambutan trees stand by the side of the house. With the fruit season approaching it would be a delight to pick the fruits about the time the house is ready for us to move in

6 comments:

NGINAP SRENGENGE said...

Salam Pak Non,

With the trees around,suhu surrounding the house memberi rasa sejuk dan nyaman.

Seronok nanti berkelah makan nasi di bawah umah.Dengan ulam petai dan jerok maman membahagiakan rasa.Terong bakar boleh menghilangkan bau petai,ni petua orang2 dulu.

Selamat membina.Wassalam.

Ocean Girl said...

The rambutans can be plucked just off the windows of the house.

kotastar said...

Sdr Mat Isa dan Ocean Girl,

Syukur kerana menikmati tempat yg begitu sempurna Kami sekeluarga terbayang nanti buat khenduri diperkarangan rummah, masak ikan bawal goreng, cicah air asam dan disertakan sayur sayuran, gulai rebung dll.Hendak memancing pun no problem.

Benar bila rambutan dan manggis berbuah nanti tak ada problem menikmatinya. Kini telah terbayang untuk wujudkan 'kampong warisan anak Kedah' disini. Kalau boleh hendak cari satu dua rumah lama lagi untuk dibangunkan disini.InsyaAllah.

Queen Of The House said...

So excited to see the completion of this project!!!! And to pick rambutans :D

Naz said...

Salam Pak Non,
Saya kesini selepas dapat tahu dari Kak Lina melalui FB :)
Alhamdulillah...tumpang seronok tengok rumah lama yang diberi nafas baru.
Teringat rumah lama kami dulu yang dibeli dari Titi Siam dan diangkut beramai ramai ke Kanchut. Cuma dengar cerita dari Mak...

Looking forward to see the finished product :)

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

Pak Non

Thank you for keeping us informed on the house's progress (with photos, some more).