Monday, January 18, 2010

Heavy Metal

Here are some more picts of the roof progress. We have moved onto the roof metal! I was always worried about the roofing, but its actually very simple. I got a 20 minute lesson on what to do from a couple of builder friends of mine then off we went. Carrie, my Brother, and I started putting the metal up. It normally wouldn't take more than a couple of days, but I am still moving very slowly with my torn forearms. It feels like a big step forward putting up the metal. So far I am still loving building no matter what the weather. I think I just love being outside after so long in a dark office.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cold, but still going...

I finished the perlings tonight. My brother walked over and saw me on the roof. he said "you know its eleven degrees out, its almost dark, and there is six inches of snow on the ground don't you?" Maybe not the best conditions for roof work, but bring on the roofing metal!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Recycled Wood

Here are some picts of my last bunch of recycled wood. These were fifty foot trusses from an old church. We cut them up and got heaps of twenty five foot 2x6's and tons of 2x4's. Cleaning up the wood and removing the nails is a lot of work, but it is well worth it for the savings.
Most of this wood is already on the roof of my house as perlings. Almost every board will be used in our house.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cold, but Sunny

Well, its well below freezing, but the building continues. I can stay up on the roof for about 3 hours before I need to go inside and thaw out. The roof perlings are the coming along. We have three sides done and have started on the last side. Once that is done, we can start putting metal on. There will be a roof on there someday! After that I can put tarps off the sides and a heater to do inside work like interior wall framing, floor work, and wire the house. The timing should work out perfect. When those pieces are done it will be spring and I can put the bales in and start plastering.
I am already planning the next house I want to build. I definitely want to build a container house somewhere. Stay tuned for that blog in a couple of years. :)