Jesse admiring all the trees chopped down. They are planning on building more housing in the clearing. They also saved the jacarandá, which is a type of a wood that is in high demand.
Phil, Shawny, Natalia and Jenny taking a break from digging.
Matt standing in the 6 and a half feet hole that we dug out, to be used for the septic tank (AKA the hole lined with a bunch of bricks).
Our trusty pooch Fuleco finds a perfect resting spot in one of the holes we dug up. Also featuring Natalie shoveling.
Shawny and Suze smile at their success — tree stump removed!
Two days and two holes! A future septic tank and water well.
Currently under construction, the new bathroom will consist of two showers, two toilets, and two sinks, which will be available for visitors to use when completed.
Everyone stopped what they were doing to see how high Monkey Diorlando could get!
Laughing at the amount of time it took us to pull this root out. Today was filled with clearing trees, roots, and shrubs for a future Oca (hammock hut).
Phil and Annie producing a daily video for our class blog, capturing our experiences to share with our audience.
Zé and Steve hanging out during snack time
Annie, Cole, Daniel, and Matt discussing what would be the best way to take out the tree trunks.