At Last.............

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by oz in SC, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    ..................the barn has been started.

    mrs oz here, btw :)

    These are our first pictures of the construction of the barn/apartment. We drove up today.........just got back about 1 hour ago............been a long day, but totally worth it!!! We're both so excited, so wanted to share the first few pics we have! :dance:

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  2. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate

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    That looks like more than one day's worth to me. did you have the wall's ready to go up before hand?

    Very nice.
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  3. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    mrs oz here :)


    Ooooooh Nooooooooooo Angie, we can't take credit for any of that! We drove up today and back so we could see the progress of construction. We're having someone build it for us.
     
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  5. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate

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    Well, I like it anyway!!!! and am impressed.!

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  6. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Oz here.

    Angie, if we built it the walls would have fallen down and the slab woud be crooked...LOL

    It IS a wonderful feeling to know we are moving forward. :D
     
  7. poppy

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    Great news Oz. As soon as the barn is finished, fill it up with YOUR stuff before the Mrs. beats you to it.
     
  8. Rockin'B

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    Well, how good is this?!!!

    It looks great!

    Please post more progress pics. I really liked the design that you chose.
     
  9. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

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    I really like your approach of an barn apartment, then building a house later. Apartment will still be there as quest quarters or such.
     
  10. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    That was the plan so as to have a place for people to stay when they come to visit...

    We are also aware that WE might be living in the apartment for a few years so we wanted it comfortable enough for that.

    Almost everything we are planning on doing up there is geared towards what we want AND what will boost the properties value.
     
  11. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    It's lookin good! Congrats...:)
     
  12. sisterpine

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    I will always remember how exciting it was when we first began this housebuilding journey! Enjoy every single minute! sis
     
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    Looks great. I know ya'll are really excited. The most thrilling of all to me in the building process is the walls. Enjoy the process and keep up the pics. :)
     
  14. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Here are some new pics of the second floor and some of the sheathing up.

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    This is the soon to be view from our soon to be built deck.

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    Stairs to the second floor.

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    The lower storage area,take note of the two poles that caused everyone some concern... :)

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    The barn from the side.

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    Barn from future homesite.

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    Me admiring our lovely barn...
     
  15. KCM

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    I'm excited for you two. Great idea and good looking project. Hope everything goes well.
     
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    Looking good,congrats!

    BooBoo :gromit:
     
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    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all.

    We are VERY happy although a little tired from the long drive....

    By next weekend we should have the roof trusses up and some more sheathing on.

    Also the two sheds should be started soon.
     
  18. seedspreader

    seedspreader AFKA ZealYouthGuy

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    Oz, excellent view. I can feel the excitment bubbling from here. Gorgeous view.

    Did it feel "colder" to you coming from SC?
     
  19. oz in SC

    oz in SC Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing was we weren't even looking for a view..and we have mountain views on two sides.We ARE quite excited by it all,everything is running pretty smoothly although there was a little confusion on the roof system but it all worked out.

    Well we have a little joke when we near the NC stateline....

    We both sniff and say 'Do you smell that?It's NORTH CACKELACKY!!!''

    We are both a bit dorky.
     
  20. 3dogmom

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    Very nice. When will it be finished?

    Merry Christmas!