The status report by Angelo that came in today:
We have now started the work on the paving of the salone at the ground floor. We are filling the paving with a light product called argilla espansa. The material is clay that has been processed in a way similar to the one used to make pop corn. The result is a very light product that is ideal for filling. The paving will be reinforced using steel wire mesh that will add further strength to the structure of the house.