Friday, July 06, 2007

House construction

Well, as I stated in a previous post, the purchase of 60 acres in rural Autauga county, Alabama, is complete! I am in the process of building my house. I've got temporary power, a septic tank installed and ran 450 feet of water line two weeks ago so now I have a spigot! No more filling and transporting of water cans whenever I find myself at a water source. I now have my own.

Construction is progressing, but very slowly. I have to work on it when I have time available. In the meantime, I'm living in a pop-up camper right next to the construction site on the property. A friend of mine was gracious enough to let me borrow it as long as I need it. I've been living in it since the end of March. Pretty cramped, but since I have power now (been less than a month) I have a small refrigerator and a microwave and the camper has an air conditioner installed on top. It makes things much more tolerable!

The house is 24 x 24. Bottom level is 575 square feet, while the top will be an additional 400, plus or minus. I'm paying for materials as I go and building it myself, so I won't have a house payment when I'm finished, just the 60 acre land payment. Sure be glad when I get a roof up, but it will be a while. Here's a picture of what it looks like now.


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