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!)
Review! Security Chain Company ZT747 Super Z LT Light Truck and SUV Tire Traction Chain
It's no secret that our driveway has been the source of a lot of drama and trouble over the 3 winters we've now spent here. This year's attempt at conquering the beast is a 1995 Chevy Silverado in remarkably good condition, with a Snowbear
Kid Vid! Bear Cruzer Lite Compound Bow Review
Big day on the homestead as the stars finally aligned and Finn was able to try out his bow and arrows that Grammy got him for his (previous ?) birthday. He's a pretty good shot, and our hurried 5-minute target (the old wooden A-frame from
The up-to-now finished master bedroom. There is a certain beautiful creature that resides in the crib that has the habit of interrupting a good night’s sleep, but we still keep her around ? Our (Nik's) Mom also found the smaller dresser in the corner and restored
Throwback! A Previous Project – Kitchen Demo and Reno Timelapse
Our last home in the city was an estate sale requiring major renovations and overhauls top to bottom. Here's a timelapse video of the kitchen renovation, complete from the first (ceremonial) sledgehammer smashes by the kids, through demolotion right to the finished project! It's a
Timelapse Vid! Building the Fireplace Surround
Here's a fun timelapse video of us building the fireplace surround. There aren't a lot of photos online (a few dozen maybe?) of freestanding fireplaces with nice big mantels and hearths surrounding them, so we had to be creative while respecting the necessary clearances for