[Yes, these also are for my dear mother. She's been rather anxious to see what her new home looks like, as well as being quite interested in learning of the exact location.:)]
The hut is completely traditional, with the exception of a little more than half of the flooring being wood rather than bamboo. This is not a good season for building and it's difficult for them to find enough good bamboo. It should be finished within 2 weeks or so. Next to go on will be the leaf roof. And then the split bamboo siding. They will build a small kitchen off of the side of it.
Did I ever mention how much I love bamboo? :)