Photographic work of James Prineas
Photographic work of James Prineas

Building a House on Kythera

Pictures by Maxine, Dimitri, Thothori, Jasper, Louie and me! Thanks to all contributors.


Plans and situation of our house and land.

Simply click on them to enlarge them or to view a slide show of them.

September 2009

Early October 2011

After waiting almost 3 years - mostly for the forestry department to agree that our clear fields weren't forest - we finally got our building permit. And began to build almost straight away.

Mid October 2011

Next the foundation ditch has to be dug.

Late October 2011

First the base cement goes down and they draw the outline of the house on it. Our engineer Dimitri send us all these pictures. He wanted to reassure us that he was on site so he included his face in some of the pictures.

November 2011

Now it's time for the foundation forms to be laid. As for the rebar, it looks like the engineer studied a book about the reinforcement used on Hitler's Bunker. It's a wonder our mountain didn't collapse under the weight of all the steel.

Early December 2011

The walls start to go up.

Mid December 2011

Getting up to the window sill level. There another rebar "earthquake belt" is laid around the building. 

15. December, 2011

Aerial Pictures of the building site.

23rd December 2011

Pictures by Thothoris Samios, our builder.

15. January, 2012

23. February, 2012

1. March, 2012

Through March, 2012

Putting up the roof

April 2012

May 2012. Fine Plaster & Floor Heating

Mid June

Late June: We move in!

Early July. Planting Olive Trees

July 2012. Kitchen & Pergola

Mid July 2012. Paving the courtyard

Summer 2013. The Landscaping

My animal and human friends and I

I've been photographing and filming now for more than 30 years and I've shot a few things which I'd like to share with you on this site. 


All pictures on this site ©2010 James Prineas. 

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