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…
And He Built His House Upon The Rock. Which is exactly what we are doing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BRrd2smAS-C/?taken-by=twopitsinapod_adventures Now that we're waiting for our permits to arrive we are ready to prep our building pad! Before you ask too, one of the questions we've gotten a lot is, "Why did you wait to prep your build site … Continue reading So There Once Was This Wise Man…
This last week has just flown by! We've been hard at work preparing to lay gravel and prep our home site. Thanks to the crazy winter we've had you'll remember we lost a bunch of trees, and we helped our neighbor clean up their downed trees as well. Our Darn Winter Storm. HERE While we … Continue reading Firewood
So we're finally all submitted for our permits, it's finally getting exciting! County told us that it's around a 4 - 6 week wait on permits and to probably count on 6 weeks due to it being the beginning of the build season - and they are swamped! It's a bummer but not too big … Continue reading Permitting!