Monday, July 26, 2010

Snow in July!

Heavy rains and unbearable heat have kept production at a slow pace the past week or so, but today it snowed!! Well, not really -- but with the weather only in the eighties, and delicate flurries of 6" thick foam insulation sheets that Piper found on Craigslist (for 5 bucks a piece!!) it certainly felt like a vacation.

We cut the foam to fit in between the studs on the East and South walls, perfectly nestling into the 2x6 rough cut stud walls. We started to hang the mesh on the exterior which will help the base layer of stucco adhere to the facade. Man, production on these two walls went a lot quicker than stacking straw bales! Look forward to our next house construction blog: House Made of Foam.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back on Track

After a short break from construction, we're back in the swing of things and have gotten the east kitchen wall and the shed roofs over the east and south sides framed in and ready for metal. The shed over the kitchen contains three skylights as does the south shed over the living room.

We're starting to get a really good sense of the look of the final facade. and are excited at how great it looks. Along the north and west sides of the house, which are the most visible from the road, the shed roof will continue around in the form of a wrap around porch. This construction will come later after walls have been sprayed in. We've been fortunate to have several friends out in the last week to help make putting these sections up very quick.