Building a house, and a family, one step at a time.
How can you create a home that’s more welcoming, more inviting, and more people will be blessed by entering? Well we’re not entirely sure, but here’s a sample of what we’re doing to try to create a Home for Hosting. On this site you’ll find how-to’s, stories, a build blog, and product and technique reviews on what we like, what we’d do differently, and what to avoid when building your own home.
(Oh yeah, we are still very much building this site and importing a ton of posts over from our previous home building blog which was pretty haphazard. BUT, we are already getting some pageviews despite not yet sharing it anywhere, so if you happen to stumble upon this site somehow, please check back later when we’ve got it all prim and proper!)
Chip walking along the top of the ridge.
The forms are stripped from the footings as the sun sets on another long day.
Foundation hole is dug, including cut-outs for the front deck post footings.
Step footings are dug out. With a walkout basement you have to step down a max of 24″ at a time, with 4′ in between each step. Makes for some fun digging and forming!
Pre-winter and pre-build family photo on the building site.