Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

1st Floor Porch

Almost ready for 2nd floor porch floor joists!
Ready for floor joists!
The first 2 posts are set!

We've been back to work on the house the past couple Saturdays. We've hired our carpenter/neighbor to help us! Wow... is he great!!!

In the pictures above (not quite in order!), you can see the posts up and the beginnings of floor joists for the 2nd floor porch.

Friday, May 05, 2006


We're working on the front porch floor joists for the 1st floor porch. We got a good start on it today.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Back to Work!

We're working on the porch now.

We'll have a two story porch which will tie into the roof line.

I'm way over due to post a photo. Try to get to that soon.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

House all enclosed...

We worked for about a week and a half to put up all the remaining sheathing on the outside of the house. It's all enclosed done now.

We've switched gears to getting taxes done and also to create about 600 pillows for our breastfeeding pillow business.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Attic floor is done!

We've been working on putting up the sheathing. It is definitely a 2 person job!

The north side of the house is all closed in. The front is just about done. We're going to work on the West side next.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Almost done with the attic floor!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

10 boards left!

Only 10 more boards to put down for the attic floor. Just the south side edge left!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Attic Floor...

This next week looks to be mild with temps in the 30's or higher. Rich was back to work today on the house.

The attic floor is now 2/3rds done!