Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Day the House Went Up

After a very long break, I am back with a new computer and trying to catch up on the photos from the house build. This post will be very photo heavy, so get ready. The day the before the house arrived, the company came and put up a frame within which they planned to work. Four large trucks also arrived, with all of the main pieces of the house. 

There was a large crane to lift the pieces off the backs of the trucks.

The building plan....

The first piece was an end piece and was lifted up and over the scaffolding frame and lowered down onto the foundation. (next picture)

The piece was propped up while the other end piece was lowered to the other side...

...and then the third piece was lowered into place and they were screwed together with huge screws. 

All of this was done in a matter of about 45 minutes. Here comes the fourth piece.

The windows were then all opened and the first floor was put into place.

The next few pictures show the second floor being set up. 

Kind of the Mountain, Devin. We have a lot of these, since the mounds of dirt in back of the house were just too tempting.

By late afternoon the roof was on and half of the tiles had been done on the far side of the house. This is after ONE day! It was incredible.

The final photo shows our front door at the end of the first day.

1 comment:

  1. Martha, that is fascinating! It's so interesting to see how they can put it together so quickly.