How To Build A Love Nest
.: A blog about building our home in Colorado :.
One of our newsletter subscribers (you have subscribed have you not – click here) asked a very astute question the other day – where are the closets? It’s a good question and one I’m
We have trees and those trees (unfortunately) need to find their way into our bonfires (and hopefully shelves). So what is a guy to do – except buy a chainsaw! Did I mention a
It has come to our attention that we don’t have a floorplan of our house yet. But wait – we do !!!!! Below is our current plan which results in about a 900 sq.
North? or North?
One of the fancy new techniques we can do with technology is to take out AutoCad drawings and overlay them onto satellite imagery like that seen in Google maps. This requires setting a point
When 2 become 1
Previously we posted about the possibility of redrawing our property lines to maintain two having two properties but better orientated for setbacks. We have gone around and around on this idea but finally made
Our first purchase for the new home is complete and it’s …. WINDOWS !!!! Kori and I rolled down to our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore (ReStore) because they were having a 25% off
First contoured sitemap
Today I finally got contour data imported into Revit and was able to create a 3D sitemap. Below is the first picture I’ve created showing the sloped hill, flattened area for driveway, and the
Man is the only animal to borrow tools
Today we joined the Denver Tool Library. This is really a very cool option for those who need use of a variety of tools but don’t have the space, money, or allowance of a
Let there be light
One of the things Richard and I agree most clearly on is: lots of windows. I would say that at heart I am a desert child, growing up on the California/Nevada border with a
It’s hard to say what small things will leave an impression and inspire you for years to come. In 2009, I lived out of a backpack, spent many months bumming around S. America and
Initial survey, April 2nd
All full of nerves and excitement, one week before we were scheduled to close, with our offer accepted and only paperwork to wait on, we drove up to do an initial survey of the
Plans and soup
Over the last month or so we’ve been soaking up the excitement of being land owners and on the way to building our little dream home. So, what do we want? Well, we love
One of the many factors we’re trying to decipher is the lay of our land for a septic system. Ideally we would like the leach field to be downhill of the house and septic
Property Lines – To Be or Not To Be
Our two properties are approximately 4 acres each and are both long and skinny. Naturally the preferred views have our house pressed right up into a corner with 30′ setbacks (as required by zoning).
those formative childhood years
Until the age of nine, my family and I lived in a small house on a grand 14 acres of land in the Palouse in Idaho. It was a double wide trailer, to
Understanding Your Property
Lot Features Property View: Mountain View Lot Size (Acres): 8.01 Street/Road Desc.: Dirt Road Road Maintenance: County Topography: Flat, Gently Sloping, Rock Outcropping, Sloping Lot Features: Cul-de-Sac Land Use: Residential Zoning: Res The