When you start thinking about building a house, you don’t really appreciate every single miniscule detail that goes into actually building a house. That became evident as soon as the brick up started. It was like the horse had actually bolted from the gate, and we forgot to strap ourselves in!

 

Life changed when the physical build began. Not better or worse or anything like that. It just got a whole lot more interesting. It’s when our lives pretty much became focused on getting this house moving and completed as quickly as we could. When every day there was something else to think about, decide upon or make changes to.

 

The laying of the first brick on the slab by Dad on the 26th of March 2014, feels like forever ago. As we now enter into November and we have a roof on the house, it feels good to look at it as a whole and take it all in.

The roof is on and progress continues

The roof is on and progress continues

A sneak peek from the other side

A sneak peek from the other side

Roof tiles are on and sorted!

Roof tiles are on and sorted!

Both of us feel very lucky to have arrived at this point, but not without the help of one very special person. Our Dad, Joe the Brickie. He’s been an absolute lifesaver and our go-to every single step of the way. And thank goodness, because owner-building is not for the faint-hearted. It’s technical, it involves a lot of hard work and requires a tonne of time and project management skills!

 

For those of you who aren’t aware, we decided to write this blog after we started the build process, which is why the posts are a little behind where we’re currently at. We’re quickly catching up and looking forward to showing you more of where the house is at real soon. *

Just one of the nights spent sorting through thousands of images we've collected to help inspire our dream

Just one of the nights spent sorting through thousands of images we’ve collected to help inspire our dream

We ordered this big beautiful book from Amazon - it's helping us along

We ordered this big beautiful book from Amazon – it’s helping us along

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