house update

It's been a while since I've shared a house update! It's come a long way since the last time I showed you our progress! :)

Here's what our property looked like when I posted last time:


After the dirt was filled in, the slab was poured:


We did one of the coolest things after the slab was poured- we got to be there when they popped the chalk lines on the concrete:


That made me nervous, I tell you. We spent four hours outlining exactly where every window, door, and wall. We initially drew up our own plans in a home building program, so I had spent hours living in this imaginary house in my head, trying to think out each space in depth before we committed to it. And then to see my imaginary outline on a real piece of concrete was surreal. :)

But it was even weirder and more exciting when framing began a few days later:


It's a real house! :D EEEK! The cute little roof was going up too:


I didn't know if we would have one or not in the beginning, but the front porch turned out to be one of my very favorite features of the house:



Rob likes it too. :D I can imagine lots of schoolwork, reading, and playing being done here:


We have lots more pictures, but I'll save them for the next update! :)
Have you ever built a house you designed?We've built two houses before this one, but I've always had very limited selections compared to designing it yourself. It's a little nerve-wracking to be a perfectionist and build your own house. :P Funny thing is, you would never think about window placement if you bought one instead of built one, so I'm trying to think of it that way. :)

Favorite house style?I'm a traditional girl. I like classic houses that will be just as beautiful 50 {or 118} years later. For this house, we tried to build a house with a simple, classic style to save money on construction.

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