The 3rd (and last!) level frame

Here are some pictures of the framing for the third level. Great to see the space!

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From a distance...
Frame 3 commences
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Second level frame!

 


Exciting! Now we can see the second level frame which is the main living area of the house. Rain and more rain made it a bit of a slow start. Bright this winter has been unusually very, very wet. Why can’t that happen next year?! We will certainly appreciate being in our house next winter. Our rental is not insulated very well and hard to keep cold in the day.

IMG_6492Because of downpours, the driveway has been resurfaced too, hopefully enough to last through winter. Too much time was spent shovelling dirt out of the gutter from runoff!

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A little bit of frame!

It’s about time to post about the build…or actually post fullstop. It’s been a busy and fun couple of weeks with the house build, working, visitors and mountain biking with the family.

Excavation took longer than expected and the scope of it was definitely surprising! The land is on quite a slope, so rather than battering we have put in LOTS of retaining wall, which we’ll eventually ‘soften’ the look of with plants. We may even adjust and fine-tune it later. This is to maximise the flat land area in the backyard, where we will play and plant in the too distant future!

We’ve done a lot in a short time. There’s been a few setbacks because of weather and material but the sooner we get to lock-up stage the better before winter sets in. I cannot tire of the view!

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A Home with a View

So my husband, Justin and I have owned this block of land for some time in Bright. After visiting the area a few times we fell in love with Bright. After seeing a block of land too good to refuse, we bought it which set the wheels in motion for our move.

We then sold our Melbourne home and started on plans for building our our new home. We are definitely eager for the build to start.

Over the past two days, baby steps have commenced. Yeh! A (sick) tree was chopped down, giving us some firewood in preparation for winter. We now have a use for the truck that we now own (much to my husbands delight) because we live here! And we had some basic surveying done for excavation to start next week; I never thought I’d be so pleased to see some sticks in the ground!