July 31, 2009

Building Contract is Signed...

It's absolutely happening now. There's no turning back. We are on the train (as The Hubbster says...). To recap:-

* The plans are approved by council

* The quote is in and accepted with our fabulous builder

* The building contract is signed, with a start date of 17 August 2009

* It will take 10 weeks to build our house to lock up stage. So it will look like a house from the outside but be unfinished inside. At least we will have a nice deck to eat Christmas Dinner on....

From that point, which will be around early November, we will take over as owner/builders, which may coincide with when I start pulling my hair out strand by strand. We are not sure how long it will take to be completely finished, some people say around 15 years or so.... you think I am joking don't you...but we are doing it this way because it's the only way we can do it. The builder will do the majority of the work, so we will just have to attend to things like the plumbing, electricals, interior walls, ceilings and finishings. I would imagine that next year, we will be living in our house, with some unfinished areas, that will probably piss me off to no end, but at least I will be out of the shed.

I would love to build the entire house straight up but we want to build our dream home ourselves, when money and time allows us. It's our own personal work in progress, and it will be done right. I am just so freakin' happy to see a start date. And a builder who knows his stuff. Yes, happy as a pig in mud, that's me....

4 comments:

Foursons said...

Yea! Make sure to take pictures along the way!

Nikkers said...

It must be so great to have your dream become a reality. Very exciting.
I think it's something most of us hope to do at least one in our lifetime! I know I do.

Barbara said...

I am so excited for you!! Can't wait to see the progress pictures :)

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