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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Adventures in Building: A Long Overdue Update

Do you remember our big huge project we are working on? It has been much to long since I have posted about our house building project! (I know you have been wondering, right?!)

Well, we have been learning TONS the past few months, and I'm working on a few different posts at the moment but I wanted to show you some quick pictures of the progress we have been making.

We had some delays with the permit process thanks to FEMA, and the county we are building it. Lots of red tape and people who need to be paid before we got the green light to build. Stay tuned for a post all about that! But we now have our permit and we have been hard at work!

So far we have dug the hole for the basement...

Formed the footings with a product called Form-a-drain which is both a footing form and acts as the drain tile for the basement...

Poured the concrete for the footing...

Built the basement walls. We are using an insulated concrete form system called the Hobbs System for the exterior walls in the basement and the main floor. (Post coming about this!)

We poured concrete into the ICF walls for the basement... 

And now we are working on installing the support beams and floor joists for the main level of the house. 

It actually is starting to look like a house!
Every time we are out there working, I can't help but look around and think to myself
"I can't believe we get to live here!" 
We have had great help from some friends and family, but Daniel has been doing much of the work himself (and I am at the job site as much as the kids will allow!). It has been a lot of work, and it's not even close to being finished, but it is going to be so worth it in the end! 

More to come...

1 comment:

  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I know you all are excited.

    Charlotte Moore