Although we have had our own trusted supervisor for the project, we visit the site at least once a month to check on what has been done. These are rather routine meetings, since the project outlines have been approved and carefully specified at the design stage. We mainly communicate by email.
Architect Kuosma and construction guru Saku Sipola sometimes accompany us on our inspection visits. Usually the plan is to examine the house, explore the surroundings and play a few rounds of golf – although we’ve never got that far. Rather, we’ve concentrated on evaluating local agricultural produce. For the workers, visitors are a welcome change whose presence is clearly appreciated: they clean up the place, seem to get on with their work faster than usual and try to make a professional impression in every way.