Category Archives: House Building
Today the arborist came out and took care of the trees for us. We decided to take out the Maple tree as it would be too close to the construction. Hopefully it can be processed and reused for something around … Continue reading
We finally got a chance to start the excavation today. We were originally slated to start a couple of days previous but delivery problems kept the machine from the lot until today. We missed a few beautiful sunny days and … Continue reading
Day 1 The plan for the day was to get most of the clearing done. We have rented a small Bobcat excavator and when we arrived in the morning it was waiting for us at the bottom of the lot. … Continue reading
This is what the lot looks like now, before we have taken various pieces of heavy machinery to it. It won’t stay this way much longer.
We knew from the start that we did not want to bulldoze the lot and place the house wherever convenient. There are quite a few mature Cedar and Fir trees and we want to keep whatever we can. The placement … Continue reading
In mid July we started looking for a building lot. Our criteria were: Affordable price. Enough space to have decent yard. Nice and quiet neighbourhood. Removed from, but easy access to the highway. No Strata titles or Home Owners Associations. … Continue reading