We have recently begun work on a new large scale project. We will be building a home on a plot of land of just over 11.5 Rai (4.6 acres) in area. We have not yet finalised the design, though have established the 'footprint' of the home and have a high-level plan for the land and landscaping. The plot of land was previously used for rice farming and requires significant re-sculpting in order fit in with the design we are working on. It is desirable to raise the height of the land to various levels. We are digging a large ornamental lake of about 1.5 rai in order to provide the soil to fill the rest of the land. The lake itself will be 10 metres deep and feature a large island. The land is being filled up in layers of about half metre depth, stepping up to two metres in places.
Currently, we have completed about 30% of the lake excavation. We intend to have it completed by mid June. Finalising the design of the home and landscaping, however, will take several more months. This will be a long project with many interesting challenges and intend to blog about progress as we move forward.