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Old 05-29-2018, 08:40 PM   #1
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Picked a perfect time of year to start this! Building a small 3 bedroom home here on the ranch. BIL and his wife and kids will be living here. I built my personal home 9 yrs ago on the other end of the property. I will be building this one myself over the next 3 months or so in the evenings after work. Only thing I plan on subbing out is Central Heat/Air and Tape/Texture.

Lord please give me the strength, good health and knowledge! (Please let me be done by Sept 29)

By no means am I a master builder so please don't judge. My house is still standing 9 yrs later! I'll update with pics as often as I can. Vacation in the near future so updates will be little in the start.

Here we go!

Couple hours completed this evening. Squared 24x40 Pier and Beam foundation. 8' porches will be added near end of dry in. 5 rows with post every 5' with a post hole digger! My workout for the day. Foundation supplies will be delivered tomorrow!
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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Awesome, following along
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:43 PM   #3
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:56 PM   #4
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Your Crazy

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Old 05-29-2018, 08:58 PM   #5
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Good luck, in for the build.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:02 PM   #6
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Guna be some awesome work and pics! Take breaks!
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:02 PM   #7
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:06 PM   #8
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Decided to get another row knocked out. I'm done for today! 4x6 post and concrete coming tomorrow. I'll be back at it tomorrow evening. I'll post pics in a bit of my house build. Personal home is 1700 SQ/FT and took 9 months. This one is a lot smaller so hopefully go quick.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:13 PM   #9
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Drink water and good luck should be fun to follow along
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:41 PM   #10
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Only pic I could find of mine on my phone. One I'm building will be more of a farmhouse style.
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:43 PM   #11
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:47 PM   #12
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Old 05-29-2018, 09:56 PM   #13
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I'd like to do this one day, looking forward to the progress.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:12 PM   #14
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:39 PM   #15
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I'm thinking about doing the same thing myself but the post hole digging is not going to be in sand but dry, dry black dirt.
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:48 PM   #16
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I'm thinking about doing the same thing myself but the post hole digging is not going to be in sand but dry, dry black dirt.
We have an auger but I'd rather hand do it all. Lol... Black dirt sucks! Been there done that. 2"-4" of red clay/iron ore here and then sand for 2'. Once I hit clay again I pretty much stop. It's not too bad here.
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Old 05-30-2018, 07:13 AM   #17
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:43 AM   #18
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Figure it all out and then after deer season we might have to start on mine if I can swing it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:43 AM   #19
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should be down hill once you get them holes dug

Interested to see how you progress
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:52 AM   #20
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"BIL and his wife and kids"...

How many kids and for how long?
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:57 AM   #21
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"BIL and his wife and kids"...

How many kids and for how long?
They have 2 kiddos. However long they decide.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:58 AM   #22
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should be down hill once you get them holes dug

Interested to see how you progress
Ha... Half of them done yesterday. Should finish remaining holes this evening. Have to meet a member for a gun purchase but should have an hour of daylight left when I get back to complete the holes.
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:08 PM   #23
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Nice Jason!

I’ll be digging homes here in a couple weeks for a fence around our house that’s being build. We have an auger but I like the work out
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:08 PM   #24
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In for the build. Good luck. Are you working off a set of plans? Any estimates on cost per sq ft?
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:25 PM   #25
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Following, your making me sweat just looking at those holes and diggers
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:31 PM   #26
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In for the build. Good luck. Are you working off a set of plans? Any estimates on cost per sq ft?
Just making them up as I go. Master bedroom/bath on one end 13x24, main living/kitchen open 17x24 and 2 kids rooms 10x10 with full bath and closets in between the two. Laundry will be on master side same wall as master bath but access from kitchen. Nothing fancy. Just a nice little farmhouse. I built my personal home for $24/Sq/Ft. Material cost has gone up due to Harvey so hoping to save here and there buying material from a local surplus. A lot of the savings comes from buying deals when available whether or not your ready for them or not. Just have to keep an eye out.

I should be able to finish this one out nicely in the $25k-$30k range. It will most likely have 8' wrap around porch which is costly.

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Old 05-30-2018, 01:59 PM   #27
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Gonna be a cool build to follow along on. I believe my BIL would be out of freakin luck...........
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:23 PM   #28
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Great time of year to do this.
You better hurry up before the weather cools down!
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:32 PM   #30
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:34 PM   #31
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Plans look good, BUT, since you are still digging holes, I would dig a couple more. Another 4' in all rooms won't add all that much to the tab and will make the rooms much more livable.
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:35 PM   #32
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Gonna be a cool build to follow along on. I believe my BIL would be out of freakin luck...........
I don't own the land so I don't have the say! He is a good guy. No complaints here. I live 200 yds from my wife's parents and really no complaints there either. Guess you can say I got lucky!
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:40 PM   #33
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Plans look good, BUT, since you are still digging holes, I would dig a couple more. Another 4' in all rooms won't add all that much to the tab and will make the rooms much more livable.
He can add on later if he wants. They actually wanted a tiny home of 600 SQ/ft. We already added more to that. Appreciate the advice but this will be plenty livable. My kids rooms are 10x10. My master is a little larger than this one. My wife and I have plenty room and 3 kids on top of that. We have 700 more SQ/FT yes but it's mainly living area which is where we spend most of our time. Again nothing fancy with this. Small farmhouse and even adding another 4' row would make cost go up $4k-$5k. Budget is $25k-$30k.
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Tagged! Love home builds like this where very little is subbed out.
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:58 PM   #35
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Tagged! Love home builds like this where very little is subbed out.
It's fun when you don't have to deal with building codes etc. Actually learn a lot as well. I hate painting, Tape/Texture, and running duct. Not that I can't do them I just HATE doing them.

That should be all i pay to have done. Tempted to have spray foam insulation done as well. Decide when I get to that point.
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Great time of year to do this.
You better hurry up before the weather cools down!
This made me laugh
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:10 PM   #37
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:13 PM   #38
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tagged and wondering why a TBH member with an auger hasn't offered to come by yet! lol
Lol... I have an auger. It's actually more of a pain on a small job like this. I'm not afraid to work!
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He can add on later if he wants. They actually wanted a tiny home of 600 SQ/ft. We already added more to that. Appreciate the advice but this will be plenty livable. My kids rooms are 10x10. My master is a little larger than this one. My wife and I have plenty room and 3 kids on top of that. We have 700 more SQ/FT yes but it's mainly living area which is where we spend most of our time. Again nothing fancy with this. Small farmhouse and even adding another 4' row would make cost go up $4k-$5k. Budget is $25k-$30k.
I recall a song from Doug Stone talking about "love grows best in little houses. . . where you eat and sleep so close together you can't help but communicate." Forget that noise! :-) I kid. Well, not really. Good luck to you and BIL crew.
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Lol... I have an auger. It's actually more of a pain on a small job like this. I'm not afraid to work!
ha I just re read that and edited my post. You're a better man than me. after the first 3 holes and 10 gallons of sweat i'de be on the other end of the auger. LOL
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Tagged along....good luck on an awesome build!!
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:18 PM   #42
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I recall a song from Doug Stone talking about "love grows best in little houses. . . where you eat and sleep so close together you can't help but communicate." Forget that noise! :-) I kid. Well, not really. Good luck to you and BIL crew.
Thanks. I personally like small homes. I'd rather have a small home and more land. $250k home in the city gets me 100 acres and small home in the country!
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:19 PM   #43
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ha I just re read that and edited my post. You're a better man than me. after the first 3 holes and 10 gallons of sweat i'de be on the other end of the auger. LOL
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #45
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Here are a couple kitchen pics of my home. This will give you an idea of how the inside will be finished out. Only difference is I won't be building a separate kitchen this time. One wall will be kitchen and the rest will be open to Living Room. These pics were taken 6 months ago after I took a wall out and remodeled to make our kitchen larger.
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Old 05-30-2018, 03:53 PM   #46
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:04 PM   #47
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Is this BIL not helping at all? I need you as a BIL, awesome look forward to see the updates.
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:31 PM   #48
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How deep you digging your holes? I'm guessing your soil must not shift very much. I grew up in the black land prairie, and if you were digging in the hard black dirt that we have with your post hole digger you'd have probably broke it by now, or pulled out the auger

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Old 05-30-2018, 04:56 PM   #49
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You gotta lucky brother! Will be following along. I hate digging holes so i'd be in a bad mood right from the start! At least the daylight lasts longer but sadly so does the heat...

I'm with you on deals. i've owned bathroom sinks and tile bought from Re-Store a year ago for pennies on the dollar - they will be going in our ranch house. take advantage of those and you can splurge on a few extra sq ft and finishes.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:05 PM   #50
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Lol... I have an auger. It's actually more of a pain on a small job like this. I'm not afraid to work!
PFFFTTTTT

I used an auger to dig 8 holes for a dog pen.

On the other hand Im in for ideas. Wife and I want to start on the lake lots we bought and even having a shell built for us to finish is gonna get $$$$
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