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GH16: plumbing, insulation, & more

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On the verge of winter, work continues steadily, now almost all of it indoors. The beautiful eastside porch had screens installed. We think it a lovely space. And just below, two of the concrete columns supporting the posts were trimmed … Continue reading

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GH15: Siding completed

Continued unseasonably warm weather allowed for siding to be completed much more comfortably. Here are a few views.

Guest Cottage

Guest Cottage

Porch with Santi

Porch with Santi

Screens not yet installed

Screens not yet installed

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GH14: Lookin’ Purty

Work on the guest house and cottage has continued steadily, though not always photogenically. I’ve got lots of images and not enough time to post. It is pre-winter busy here tho the weather has been anything but winter.

siding_2686Most of the siding is done and Ross has been doing more good things with the porch. We are happy with how it’s shaping up and hope you are too. Picture it without the dumpster and with prairie landscaping, bushes and shrubs, vines, and small trees in front and all around.

A milestone was reached Tuesday when the power hook up was completed by our electrical co-op and hard work by Chris & Isaiah the electricians. This entailed a lot of trenching in difficult, tight spots to get a new line to caretakers’ cottage and to the guest cottage. And they did it!

power_2646Internally, electrical wiring and the heating system are in. Plumbing and radon mitigation are in progress. Then, insulation, sheetrock, painting, bathroom tiling, and flooring.

The building inspector is also impressed. Many thanks to excellent contractors.

We are still looking for another $22,000 (more or less) to cover all costs between now and when the final interior trim and cabinets are done.

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Peeks

I’ve had hands full with various matters, including construction related and fun, meaningful teaching. Here are 3 peeks at the latest progress, until I can post a gallery (click on any image for full size slide show).

The guest cottage is awaiting back-fill, roofing, and siding outside. Once the back-fill is contoured, not much foundation will show and the burp of concrete will be covered. HVAC is being installed inside, with plumbing, electricity, insulation, and sheet rock to come in the weeks ahead.

guest cottage

guest cottage

guest cottage

guest cottage

Both the guest cottage and guest houseĀ  will get roof metal very soon. Tho siding will come later, they’ll be pretty well weather tight, snug, & dry.

Below you’ll see how the porch railing will look, at least till we stain it in the Spring, and the colors of siding and trim. HVAC is being installed inside and plumbing next week.

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railing & siding on gable

From the planning drawings we got used to a level front view. In ‘real life’ we never see it that way due to the slope of the land. Interesting play of perspectives.

Funding still looks pretty good for the guest house. More needed for the cottage.

On everything on schedule.

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GH13: Guest Cottage, tucked up beside the root cellar

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This past week, along with further work on the guest house — decking, soffits, & windows — the guest cottage was framed up and roofed. You’ve seen pictures of its foundation and floors. Here’s what’s just gone up. While the … Continue reading

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