With the arrival of summer we've found ourselves in heaven. The home build couldn't be going better! This is what we've been waiting for. Cool nights, hot days, a gentle breeze and of course the amazing sunshine! We're back to not minding our trailer life so much and seeing the progression of the house is … Continue reading Building our Dream.
It was a bad bug couple of days. Please hide your eyes if mild language causes you to cringe. Remember my wonderful cedar shower? My heaven, oasis, secret getaway? It all started here.
Where have we been? Building of course! https://www.instagram.com/p/BUhXrrzg1yE/?taken-by=dzdogadventures Thanks to my handy hubby working hard to fill our steep driveway, we were able to bring in the trusses! It's getting exciting! It's slowly coming together, and we're super excited as we watch it go up!
It's time, time to frame!! To say that we are getting excited is an understatement, we are more than ready to move out of our little 18 foot home. Tiny house people? I just don't get it, maybe you could explain it to me. But I miss having a full sized kitchen for entertaining, and … Continue reading The Skeleton of Our Home.
It's been awhile, can you guess what we're up to now? The Subfloor Went In! We also dug our utility Lines from the well house to the house. For the utility lines we did as much with the backhoe as we could, however due to the steepness of our hillside we had to finish the … Continue reading Subfloor Time!
A good foundation is incredibly important because it is an anchor for all further future construction, this goes for more than just buildings. It has to be strong, stable, and built with the correct safety precautions in our case - extra rebar to offer protection against potential earthquakes thanks to how close we're building to … Continue reading Foundation
And no...I don't mean the rain! Day 1 of Concrete: We're pouring concrete for our stem wall!! Things keep getting more real! I'm loving watching the house go up from ground level. The guys were pretty happy because the forecast said rain, but it didn't rain on them at all while they poured which itself … Continue reading Pour Baby, Pour!
We've got permits! And our awesome builder went straight to work! The concrete guys came out almost immediately and began setting up the forms for our stem wall. Yahooo!! It looks so much BIGGER with the outline on the building pad! But of course, we ran into a hitch... Seems like we keep running into … Continue reading Forms!! And My Mishap.
Need I say more? About 24 hours later I found this, in our carefully prepped pad! Well...it was on the edge of our built site, under the gravel next to where the concrete pad was underneath. I called hubby. "Ok sweetheart, stupid question. Did you did a whole in the gravel pad?" Hubby - "No.....why do … Continue reading Darn Critter!
Rocks... Lots of Rocks...about 70 yards of 3/4 minus to be exact. After building up the corner (once the weakest point and now the strongest) our next step was to spread 3/4 minus eight inches deep across the WHOLE building site, and to use the house plans to extend the rock no less than two … Continue reading Who Built His House on…