Building Your Dream Home

Owner-built homes can save $$$ but also require special patience, skill, and knowledge. This site explains the ups and downs of building your own home with links to sites on financing, home design, kit home manufacturers, and professional services. Our newest project will be starting soon and you will be able to watch the progress from site selection to completion of our new home.Building Your Dream Home

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Location: Cumby, Texas, United States

Retired Great GrandMother, enjoying all of the hobbies that I didn't have time for when working full time and caring for my family. Teaching my Grandchildren to cook and sew as well as understand the importance of "Family". Genealogy has been one of my favorite activities for over 20 years and now I can devote some of my time to finding lost relatives as well as helping others do the same. I really enjoy designing websites as well as sharing the benefits of Limu Original with my family and friends.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Our Dream Home Is In The Dry!

Our log home is in the dry but not before we had a very blustery POOH day which threaten to set us back even more. The construction crew has left and we are expecting a contractor tomorrow that will install the special glass in our east gable. If the weather cooperates a little our painter should be able to start the process of treating, sealing, staining, and applying clear coat to the logs. We also have a roofing contractor that will install the metal roof. The plumber should be onsite next week along with the HVAC installer and then the Electrical Contractor. It's going to be really busy, busy, busy for the next few weeks.

You can watch our videos and see our progress by visiting.....Building Your Dream Home - Shell

Monday, January 28, 2008

Our Log Home Progress!

Our construction crew has almost completed their part of our new home. The roof is in the dry - just waiting for the metal. Almost all of the windows are installed. The doors will be installed tomorrow. Our half-log staircase is in work and should be completed tomorrow. I will post pictures as soon as it is finished. The gable ends are still being worked. They should also be completed by tomorrow evening.

There are more pictures as well as videos........Building Your Dream Home - Shell

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Weather Finally Stopped Us!

Yep! The crew had to take a day of rest yesterday. Climbing around on ice covered rafters and joists is not exactly smart. Everyone was back this morning at 7:00 (daylight) and ready to go. The front porch is finished and the cedar posts we used look great. They are very rustic looking. Our contractor picked through our pile of 30 or so to find the ones that have the most character. The back porch has the posts in place but the roof hasn't been completed. The loft area has the subfloor installed and the gable wall above the logs has been framed.

Be sure you check out our photos and videos...Building Your Dream Home - Shell Construction

Friday, January 25, 2008

Trusses Are Up!

Sorry to be late posting this latest update. The trusses are in place and if the weather were not so bad today, the crew would be working on decking for the roof and more of the interior.

It is currently 30 degrees with a freezing rain which would make it extremely hazardous on a steep pitch roof.

If you would like to see how much has been accomplished since Tuesday at approximately 11:00am when the crew arrived, click on......Building Your Dream Home - Shell Construction

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Walls Are UP! Trusses Tomorrow!

Well our walls are up and I believe the crew will start raising the trusses tomorrow. If you would like to see the latest progress, just click on the link below.

Building Your Dream Home - Shell Construction

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Crew Is Here! Watch Our Log Home Being Built!

Our construction crew is here! Progress on the house is already underway and moving along really quickly so don't miss a day checking our site. We will be posting progress pictures and videos each day.

Click here to watch our dream home going up....Building our Dream Home - Shell

Monday, January 21, 2008

Material Is On Site - Ready For Crew!!

It is so nice to be dealing with a company that tells you what they are going to do and then does. The trucks arrived this morning (along with the rain) and delivered our first load of material. The crew will start work tomorrow. I will be posting pictures and videos on our site daily to keep everyone up with the progress.

Here's our first daily update...........
Building Your Dream Home - Shell Construction

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wow! Our Foundation Is Ready For Logs!!

Finally, we now have a foundation completed and we are ready to begin construction of our home. Our logs arrive on 21 January and the crew starts construction of the cabin on Tuesday, the 22nd. I will be posting videos of the entire construction process so be sure and check them out.

I have already posted pictures of the slab being prepared including a short video. I also included a short video of the dozer work that was done before preparing the slab.

You can see all that is taking place by clicking here.....Building Your Dream Home

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January 2008 Update On Our Dream Home

Well, all I can say is "what can go wrong - WILL". We have had to completely revise our plan for the foundation due to excessive cost and lack of quality contractors available in our area. Because of our decision to go with a slab, all of the subcontractors (plumbing, electrical, HVAC) have to revise their installation plans too.

We do have our barn in the dry so we have storage space for interior finish material and any other bargains we find before completion.

If you would like to read all the details.......Building Your Dream Home Current Project