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Building a new house and shop

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by 1911, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. firestopper

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    don't want anything with deep roots near the concrete of the house, and I don't want to have to mow or do much maintenance up on top. Since we will have solar panels above the domes, I also don't want anything tall enough to obstruct light from them. The Buffalo and Buestem grasses should fit the ticket on all counts.

    Me "Hey 1911, what ya doing this weekend'?

    1911-" have to mow the roof"......

    Yea, I think seasonal wild flowers would look cool as hell.
    Stunning build man, too cool.;)
     
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    PAToyota Keystone Cruisers SILVER Star

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    In high school drafting and my college architecture program I designed a few underground homes. My professors weren’t exactly impressed, but the idea has always stuck with me. It’s really great to see what you’re doing here!
     
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    The builders took a couple of weeks off after finishing the exterior shell, but have been back now for a week and are busy laying electrical conduit and wire in the floors before pouring, as well as bringing up all the plumbing, drain, and vent risers:


    Floors will be poured next week.

    They have also started on the exterior waterproofing, which will take 2-3 weeks.

    On a different note, these photos are from a game camera elsewhere on our land:

     
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    I'm on my way!
     
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    All cool stuff! I'm excited for you.
     
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    Looking great!

    This is the point where things speed up!
     
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    1911 chupacabra SILVER Star

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    At least until we run out of money. :eek: If we can get it enclosed and buried before then, the rest can wait until I can make more money. We're paying cash for the whole thing, and don't want a mortgage. We underestimated the cost of concrete and rebar in our local (booming) new house building market.

    But we did get the floors poured today, and the waterproofing of the exterior moves apace.

     
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    I hear you on the mortgage thing. We are in the beginning process of selling our house and paying cash for the next. I think I'll enjoy life without a mortgage.

    The good news on the interior stuff is that it isn't rocket science. Once things are weather tight there are a fair number of projects you can bang out slowly.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you will. I know my stress level went down exponentially after we became completely debt free; hence my unwillingness to take on any again. Good luck with getting your house ready to sell, and selling it. IH8 moving.