As we continue to think about the Under Hill’s interior, we have decided on a grand “walk-in” fireplace built with massive stones and (as a nice comedic counterpoint) a tiny pot bellied stove.
While the layout of the suites has been (literally) set in stone for quite some time and the overall feel of each suite is clear in our minds we have deliberately held off delving into the interior details. However, as the exterior of the inn is rapidly taking shape it is time to start nailing the interior design down in preparation for moving inside! With that in mind here is our first go at the interior of the Under Hill.
The North Star is nearly buttoned up and the roof is looking great - we are very pleased the shingles we chose! And, as you can see below, the Under Hill is started to look like a real hill! Not only that but the carpenters will be starting on the Copper Crown’s roof tomorrow! It’s enough to make me smile!
In our other job, at the Imagination Corporation, we are often working on projects that we have never attempted previously. It’s the nature of the business. Thankfully, it isn’t too hard to find knowledgeable people to give us some advice. When it came time to put the soil up on the roof of the Under Hill suite we suspected that it would require a special blend. With just a little searching on the internet and we located a company that specializes in a lightweight soil that is designed just for this purpose. Serendipitously, they are located less than ten kilometres from our door. It is always great to shop local!
Our friend John, at Wishlow Crane Service, provided the transportation and lifting power to get the massive bags of soil up to the roof. While he was handy, John also lifted a couple pallets of sod and the shingles for the North Star roof to the upper level as well. Our crew donned their rain gear for the day, as it was a very blustery and rainy outside. By the end of the work day we had a very green roof!