The casita is coming along! You can see the construction site below –a bird’s-eye view from Picacho. Four months after breaking ground on January 12, 2008, we now have walls! Eric says the brick was well-baked and has a nice color. By the time we arrive back in the village in late June, Omar Architecto thinks all the walls will be complete. The wall height from floor to ceiling is 12 feet, with tall windows to allow the breezes to pass through the house into the courtyard. Progress so far — walls beginning to enclose the greatroom — living room, dining room and kitchen area. The bedroom, bathroom and laundry room are yet to be started.