We have just gotten started with our house and we already get lots of questions! If you haven’t ever built a house the details are probably pretty foreign. I have decided to blog the process in sections so those curious minds can see and understand a little more and so I can look back at our timeline!
Building a house is something that we have been dreaming about for a long time. We have been looking for land and trying to find that perfect place to call home. In May we made an offer on what is now our beautiful land.
The first week of July we closed on that land!
The first thing that had to be done was pick a building site and start clearing and getting the pad ready. This was happening around the end of July and first of August. After this the footings were dug and poured. Joel did all of this with help from friends and family.
Then we had to take a small break to have a baby! We welcomed baby #5 on August 9, 2016
Block work was done on August 19th and since we had just had a new baby Joel decided to contract out the block work so this was the first part in the building process that Joel didn’t do himself.
Next there is subfloor and again Joel did this himself with the help of some amazing friends! This was happening at the end of August.
First week of September the decking was put on. Once again, friends and family helped Joel knock this out!
Here comes everyones favorite part! The framing! It goes up fast, (1 week) and so everyone suddenly sees the shape of a house and it feels like things are going to be happening quick. Good news is, it is another step done, bad news is, you won’t see a ton of changes in the next few steps! This first picture is day 1 of framing.
I can’t remember if this is day 2 or 3
Day 6 framing is done! We did contract out the framing and if you need a framer let us know and we will send a great one your way! This gets us current in construction because this happened today!
Joel up in the rafters!
Joel and I in the window that will be in the dinning room.
Harvey in his room. He gets so excited to go in there and tells anyone who will listen that it is his room!
The girls in their room. All 3 girls will share a room at the request of Jade. Don’t worry, they have a massive closet!
Kamden reluctantly posing in his window. He has helped with every step of this house so far. I am so proud of the work he has put into it!
That is it so far! We have really just gotten started and have a long way to go but we are excited to have the bones of the house! Joel works so hard everyday doing something, even if it isn’t noticeable. There is always something to be done at a construction site and when you are building yourself you have to be willing to do all the little things (that can become big things) like clean up! This house is being built with love labor for sure!