I’ve often mentioned the fact that my wife and I are planning on building our home soon. It’s been a long process getting to get started on construction – which is not any easier because of the fact that the firm has been so successful. What’s the saying? “The cobbler’s children have no shoes”? That’s me. I keep telling my wife that our house would be finished by now if she just hired me and paid me!
We’re really happy with the way the house is turning out. It has gone thru several redesigns based on aesthetics or cost. I think we landed on something that balances the budget, the overall look & feel of the design, the function of the interior, and works well on the property that we own. We’re feeling like this might be our house!
Well…2 out of 3 isn’t bad, I suppose. Little Guy clued me in on some info I didn’t have before. “I hate our house”.
OK. Well…back to the drawing board????
Previous to this comment, we had been reviewing drawings for a commercial building that I am working on. We determined that the roofs were “crooked” for a reason. “The rain will slide off, and you can go sleigh riding off the roof on to the ground when it snows”. *Flash forward to a trip to the ER in the next few years.
That’s true. They only needed to be “a little crooked” because we don’t get a TON of snow in our area and the structure of the building is made of “metal”. But what if you got a lot of snow? What should the building look like then? (google image search “Switzerland house roof” to the rescue):
We talked a lot about why the pitch of the structure was so important and how snow would more easily slide off a roof like this. We also dove into the economy of structure and the WHAT’S THAT?!?!
Thanks, Google. So now we are looking into underground houses…that I imagine are probably also in Switzerland, and THIS is the house that he wants us to build. Not our house that we have been slaving away at, and finally have a design that works, and finally have contractors working on to give us construction numbers on. No, not the house that works for us, works with the grade of the land, and that will be our “forever house”. He wants an underground house. . . . and that’s it. He hates our house.
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I hope you get the house built soon and enjoy it as much as you hope to.