Category Archives: 400 square feet

And the pictures keep coming as things move along…

We have a window wall, we have black paper, we have the footings in for the hot water heater shed and the front entrance stairs.    We also have the framing up for the bathroom walls and the kitchen appliance corner.  … Continue reading

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Framing

Charlie writes out a purchase list of lumber needs, we place the order, Charlie marks out an area for the delivery and we cross our fingers that an 18 wheeler can make it across the creek, get to the site … Continue reading

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Moving along….

The soil gets compacted to the satisfaction of the soil engineer and gravel is added. The insulation board is put down and Richard Turlington, from Tom Wills Solar Consultants, comes in to lay out the radiant floor piping.  Following that … Continue reading

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The Plans

I have been playing with house plans since forever it seems.  Somewhere in a box I still have plans for a house I designed and considered building on an acre of land I once owned in Chapel Hill.  It was … Continue reading

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Building Permit

Then the big event – getting a building permit.  Steps along the way included the previously mentioned well and septic permits.  Other steps were finalizing commitments with subcontractors getting an Owner’s Statement Form notarized that I was doing my own … Continue reading

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Site Plan

Before the actual building permit came the permits for the well and septic systems.  Each of these required a site plan indicating the exact location of the proposed house, property lines, any other buildings that may be on the pro[perty, … Continue reading

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Small House

What is a “small” house?  Some might say it’s “smaller” than what they’re used to, or smaller than the average house, or smaller than what they think will impress the neighbors, somehow “less”.  My definition of a small house is … Continue reading

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