Started by Robert_Flowers, September 09, 2005, 01:36:36 PM
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QuoteAlong the same lines, David also suggested something I could add if I can afford it: a little reading nook cupola on the top, accessable by a ship's ladder. Basically. it's built on the collar braces of the rafters and has it's own little roof with windows all around and seats on two sides, with a trap door entry. It might be at most, 4'x8'. He said he'd include it in the plans and it might cost me another $5000, if I could get it approved.It's be an interesting space, with a fabulous 360' view. My wife, understandably (we have three kids under 6), thought it would be a great place for her to escape occasionally.
QuoteOk, in the latest iteration of this plan, I moved the vault over the living room and put the master over the kitchen. This looks a lot better to me, and somehow saves me some square footage. I think I may also shrink the top half from 18'x20' to 16'x20', to save money. To see it, check out my blog under "Still Waiting":http://hollishomestead.blogspot.comI may be wrong, but I understood that this type of house gains it strength not so much from the floor (which would be the only thing missing), but from the bents, rafters, and especially the interior/exterior sheathing (I really noticed the difference in how it all tied together once the sheathing went on when I walked around one without any sheathing and one with- the one with sheathing didn't "wiggle" at all). I'm not structural engineer, I'll have to rely on David's opinion on that, but they did say it was possible to do.
QuoteTalk to John: email@example.com He'll get back to you quickly. I thought I heard something about setting something up in Louisiana or Alabama but I forgot to ask about that.
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QuoteWe took out a line of credit on the home we live in, to purchase the land, clear it, pay for power, and water, etc. We need the loan for the house package, and foundation, buildiing permits etc. Once we sell our house, with another lot , we too should be able to take care of most of the constuction cost. We are building a faily sizeabe firstday, roughly 2700 sg ft saltbox, with addition that will have a catherdral the full height of the house. Our problem isn't getting the money, it is the local branch where we are moving to not understanding the firstday, they approved us for more than asking for. They just won't release any other funds to have the site ready to start the house until they are sure we have everything they will have paid for to firstday. We dont' owe anything on the 5 acres we are building on, and the value has almost doubled in the little over year we have owned it, the bank just dosen't understand this house, they want to treat it like a manufactured. Thanks for your quick response!!