Tight timelines, not enough resources, not enough people, not enough money, no place to build, no place to live once built… sounds like a great basis for building a house!
It has been the reality but we have made it work. There is now a big tall purple palace that is habitable!!!
We even tried moving it today to its hopeful home… The morning started well having been granted permission to move the Happy, simply home to the Sisters of Mercy and then with a ride, run and swim and just look at the sunrise –
With a spring in step I got about finishing off the last of the build before we lose the main builder and the cement (without actually using cement) of the building side of the project – Javier. Plastering completed, ladder painted, steps made (all by a father and son who joined us for the morning) and a general clean up as I anticipated putting in the floor and moving on out!
I inspected the destination early in the morning and thought it to be no worries for the purple palace. Having slotted the floor together we loaded up the boat trailer/house on the back of a ute and thought about taking off.
I then thought actually you guys should probably just take a look at where we are planning to put this thing – on a beautiful grassed, flat, high surface in full sun and with the Sisters of Mercy as neighbours! Alas I hadn’t noticed the significant tree branch with tyre swing on it or the steep entry point nor the undulating second bit that would put all kinds of stresses on the new and never been moved home. These became apparent when Javi and Matt were with me for the second inspection.
Alas it was not going to work, at least for this day and not without a lot of planning – back to the drawing board.
Disappointed but not degected it just meant I would have to whore myself out to the community again to fit the 7m long, 2.4m wide and 4.1m high boat trailer home…
It kind of encapsulated the entire build where you think you have everything under control but then there is just that one small factor that can throw everything back in chaos.
I have huge respect and admiration for builders, designers, architects, etc now and think it has been a wonderful learning experience to see what it means to actually build your own house…
This is the last of the daily blogs as it take a big effort at the end of a very long day to do them, so I will be in touch as the news happens!