...now browsing by tag


Walls, windows, and gas lines

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Over the past couple days, Brad has been chalking lines on the slab for the new house, and this morning he took me to “walk through” it and make some decisions.

In the course of doing so, we took out one set of double doors (three sets in a 1100 square foot building was seeming excessive, and one went nowhere at all), added a window or two, moved my book nook, decided where the stove and fireplace would go, got rid of one closet, added another, and made one a lot bigger.

While doing this, Brad had the idea of an business for people planning a house. It’s a big warehouse where you can chalk out your house and then roll in movable walls to see how the rooms could actually lay out. Sounds like a great idea to me. It’s very hard to visualize all this, even with a life-size floor plan.

The next step is to cut the grid into the floor. We’re going to cut it before we start construction, but will wait to stain and seal it until afterward this time.

Other than that, I’ve been planning a bigger, better garden for next year. I’ve ordered seeds, and we built this lovely propagation rack to do seed starts inside.


Love the room layout!

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Putting up the interior walls in Tumbleweed has been great. Not only do I really like the work, but the rooms are looking great! I was worried that as we put up walls, the rooms would look small.  (You know, like how when you see an empty house, everything looks spacious, but then you put furniture in and it suddenly seems claustrophobic.) These rooms really look fantastic. It’s fun to think about where things like cabinets and furniture will go. And it actually seems like it might happen in a foreseeable timeframe now.

Here’s how it’s looking.

First crack at a floor plan

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

(Click twice to magnify.)