Kule Loklo's current roundhouse was built in the early 1990's. It's a
semi-subterranean structure, built traditionally with an earth-covered
roof. Over the years, rains and a grove of eucaplytpus trees that prevented
the winter sun from drying the earth over the roof led to the roof prematurely
decaying, and needing replacement.
Volunteers spent most of 2004 and early 2005 preparing the materials
for the roundhouse reconstruction. Finally in June 2005 a Marin Conservation
Corps crew provided much of the labor of dismantling the old roof and
putting the new one in place, including two days of working in unseasonal
June downpours. Finally, work was completed over the summer, and earth
covered the new roof.
These photographs show the construction work, from the stripping of
bark from the douglas fir poles that would form the new roof to the reconstruction
of the new roof.