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Author Topic: Building a new home, returning to the farm.  (Read 672 times)

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Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« on: January 11, 2018, 12:20:47 PM »
Today I received the finished house plans for a new home on the farm in Royalton. This was several months, but we never really got going until October because the sale of the house in Grafton did not come about until the end of August, and will be final March 1 this year. I will update this page later with photos since I think the gallery is temporarily offline. I will keep this thread updated as we progress along, come spring time.  :)

Photos to follow....

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:32:51 PM »
I did not see the house. My Dinosaur computer does not like facebook. I can just about get by with youtube,when it feels like it. But I did see some examples of what you weave?
Good luck with the house.About 18 years ago my dream was made. We built a house on The Farm,right where I always dreamed of one. We was trying to lay the house out in March. I had to ran around and gather up snow to put stakes up.   ::)No snow,but the ground was froze solid.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
Yep, ok. It's because it's not public I guess. I'll take the link down and get the images on here as soon as is possible.

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
Congratulations Donk!

Building a house is the best of times and the worst of times.

I need to update my thread.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2018, 01:59:33 PM »
Yes indeed.  And do keep us up to date on your progress, Jon. There won't be a lot to report on for awhile on my end until the glaciers melt.  ;D

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2018, 02:04:00 PM »
I just went back and checked my thread and really don't have much to add.
It's moving slow right now I'm sure we will have a flurry of activity this spring.
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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2018, 07:59:15 PM »
Make sure that you put it on high stilts so that the glaciers can slide under it  :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 04:45:56 AM »
Yeah, have to be 9 feet to be above the glacier line. ;D

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 08:04:34 AM »
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Congratulations! I built my own, moved in about 15 years ago.

Lots of work and lots of personal satisfaction.

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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2018, 10:03:21 AM »
House Exterior.






960 square feet on both floors.

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2018, 10:11:59 AM »
Cool I like it ! Will be a fun project  8)
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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2018, 07:40:51 AM »
You will need a 90 degree roof to help the glaciers slide off  :).

Love the porch.  A man needs a porch like that. 
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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 08:31:36 AM »
Nice, I would run the porch to the side door.
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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 09:57:52 AM »
It actually is the access to the main screened in porch to the left, that faces west toward the mountains and farm fields. The front entry will have concrete steps that we have and to the left an outside tap. The front open porch is just the right size for sitting in the March-April sun and for the close line off the left end.  ;D

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Re: Building a new home, returning to the farm.
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 05:15:49 PM »
Snow guards would be a good idea on the upper roof over the porch, that drop can beat up the porch roof and cause leaks. If you go that route then count on the weight of the snow on the upper rafters... which is better than an impact load on the porch.

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« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2018, 09:37:12 PM »
Shouldn't be a problem, the drop was much higher than that on the old farm house from the main house onto the shed roof, for over 120 years. The snow could never really get any depth. ;)

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