Hi everyone, well it’s been about 5 months and I have some time to reflect on the enormous amount of work we have been through on the house. The following post got us up to about November of last year. I had said I wanted to get the house sealed before the snow flew and we did! You can click on any of the photos below to open up a larger gallery. Enjoy!
We left with the walls just starting to go up. Perfectly flat, second level floor is built.
Here the walls are up in the bedroom side. The master bedroom is on the end.
The beams for the master bedroom are in to hold the roof panels.
No daycare for these kids. They were on site with us the whole time.
The bedroom wing roof is on and onto the kitchen/living room side.
Setting the wall panels for the main part of the house.
We used a Terex lift to bolt through the panels and lift them into place. We always hoped for a calm day.
The panels slide into a base plate that is screwed into the floor and get nailed to the adjoining panel. It’s a very fast construction process.
Looking out the upper deck.
The garage panels are in. We did a high and low door so during the winter we could have the skidsteer in the garage to push snow. If I had to do it over, we would have just done two high commercial doors.
The entrance is set. Love my arches.
We had to bring in a crane to set the top beam because of the height and it was safer.
Putting the roof panels in the den area.
Beware of floating pie wedges.
A look inside our garage, the glulam beam gives us a ton of ceiling height.
Setting the complicated octogon roof panels.
The VERY LAST roof panel going in! Such a relief!
Enercept panels are all in. The structure is complete.
Wrapping the house in Tyvek, looks to be around October. 🙂
We set the porch panels temporarily until my columns came in.
Josh and I put in our very first window!
And then we put in ALL the windows.
Windows in the front.
Here is a panorama of the inside. iPhones are the coolest.
And a panorama of the outside. Click to make this bigger.
My Coop came out to put in power. They vibrated it in, it was like a small earthquake.
Finishing off the soffit under the porch.
We went with a steel roof, it’s called Gold Rush. Appropriate for South Dakota.
My power is in!
More roof work. I’m not particularly afraid of heights, but it definately tested me.
A friendly stalker sent us aerial photos of our house. You can see what we had left on the roof.
Tons of rock delivered for my drain field.
Dug a huge hole for my septic tank!
Garage doors are in and front pad is poured.
Back patio is poured, all the Tvyek is on and windows are in.
Looking towards the west from the septic tank.
Poured the drip edge for the porch and all the columns are finally in.
Front entrance is poured.