A week ago yesterday morning, our building site looked the same as my last report on it.
We started laying out walls, changing this, enlarging that, until a floor plan developed that pleased us both. From there we went into building walls.
The following day we finished all the interior stud walls, framed the porch, and all the windows and doors. Also got the tub/shower unit in place.
We took a day and a half off due to rain and other commitments, but got it all sheathed and wrapped on Saturday.
We also took another day off yesterday, but hit it hard today. Thirty three truss’s had to be put up.
We finished about 3:30 PM. Not a bad days work for one old guy. and another one ten years younger.
Though they weren’t extremely long, or heavy; we raised each one by hand. The old body is feeling a little stiff this evening.
If the rain holds off we’ll be working on fascia’s and soffits tomorrow, as well as stripping the truss’s for a metal roof.
John made a comment on the earlier post about loving the idea of building a house from a sketch on the subfloor, with no permits or inspections.
We live in a part of the Country where “IF” you own the land, have the money, don’t inconvenience your neighbors, and have the ability, you can pretty much do what you want without lots of government interference. We made a few changes. Larger overall, bigger bedrooms, a walk-in closet, and lots of windows. That’s how we work…….jc