Well it has come to pass that all that prevents A & J moving into Home on the Grange is the installation of a range hood, some minor silicon (for the bathroom not the inhabitants – ark ark!), the addition of worms to our lovely Biolytix waste water system and several hours of painting. Oh […]

Ever closer…

September 2, 2010 | 4 Comments

This update introduces you to two biggish items: our shed (admired by all who visit – interestingly nearly every male who has set foot on the site feels compelled to speak out loud, “Nice shed,” they say.) and our rainwater tank. Also included are some detail shots for those who like the detail…

Well after no blog activity for quite a while here’s an update hot on the heels of the previous one. Things are moving along with the house but it still feels like we have quite a way to go. Still to do: bathroom tiling, floorboard sanding, kitchen and living room cabinetry, rainwater tank, power to […]

Colour our world

July 2, 2010 | 8 Comments

John and Amanda demonstrate their patented technique for deciding on paint colour. Guess which way we went.

Each week now we see quite significant progress. Last week we saw: the solar panels go on the roof (yet to be connected to the grid) the walkway ramp to the front door appear (yet to be covered) the impressive posts to hold up the pergola go onto the main deck (yet to be all […]

Cladding and Windows

April 21, 2010 | 3 Comments

After quite a lull in the building process all of a sudden we are seeing a lot of activity. And some of it is ours. We spent last weekend staining some external sections of timber and oiling the deck. Also the windows finally arrived. They were delayed because the factory where they were being made […]

We’ve nearly got a roof over our heads. Was great to visit the block this weekend – after torrential rain – to see that the galv roof is in place. House looks fantastic. Now, a few walls, some windows . . . we are in business.

Put a lid on it

March 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

And lo! There was a roof. Well at least most of one. At the time of these pictures we were waiting on delivery of steel beams so that the roof section over the deck could be completed. Stay tuned for the next batch of pix which should show completed roof trusses and decking laid on.

House of Sticks

February 17, 2010 | 4 Comments

Now we’re talking! The house is taking shape really quickly. It’s hard to resist going to the site every day to keep an eye on progress. Have started musing on which art work will go on which wall.

As you can see, we now have an actual floor for the house. When you stand on it, it feels as if it is long enough to land a plane on. John and I could strike an actual pose upon it – so we did. We also had an actual beer at sunset dangling our […]

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