Building a home is a huge undertaking. I really wanted to build the home myself (without a general contractor) but Kathy did not want me too as she felt it was too much and I will literally kill myself doing it. She was right and we made a a fantastic choice in Brown Haven Homes.
We made the choice in mid August before we closed and they have been remarkable in their performance so far. There paperwork and process to start was detailed crysrtal clear about what is included and what is not. We were able to look at several homes they had built and were very pleased at what we saw. So the choice was made to go with a contractor and we were off and running.
This photo is the start of the grading with the knocking down of the first trees on Sept 1.
Here is a few days later looking the other direction with the driveway ready for traffic.
A big hole in the ground is opened for the basement.
Concrete Pouring of the foundation walls for basement and garage.
This photo was made yesterday looking at the front of what will be the front of the house. The garage is on the left and the front yard has been seeded and covered with straw.
This photo also from yesterday afternoon. The basement floor will be poured today. The back is seeded and grass will soon be all around the house as it is built. The round holes are for the post for the porch. You can see the stub up from the septic tank on the left side of the photo and on the right side you can see at the tree line a place on the edge of the photo where the ground starts to level up and there I will be building a small barn.
This last photo shot from the garage slab across the house shows the offset for the front porch and the side wall off the basement. We have been blessed with a beautiful site and a good contractor. Our new home is ready to be built on a great foundation. I could not be more pleased with work and the wonderful group of people we are working with every day.
I know that the Lord has blessed us and we are looking forward to seeing our home rise up off of the foundation. I pray that the true foundation is Jesus Christ and that every person who sets foot in this home will know It is the Lord who has blessed this place.
Here is one last photo of Brittany's Trailer and our Camper which is where we are until the house is complete.