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    Default My Acreage Project - Let the fun begin

    Hi All,

    As some of you may be aware, I bought some land last year and finally getting to the point where almost ready to build. I figure I make a thread that I can update once in a while with the progress for those who care. Here are some facts about the build:

    1. Post and Beam construction. 3200 SQF Main Floor + 1083 SFQ loft. No basement. The shell of the house will be built by Integrity Buildings. Particular house plan is a modified version of this: https://integritybuilt.com/residenti...with-loft.html

    2. After the shell is done, the rest is on me. I am the general contractor and will be doing a bunch of work myself, including all siding, interior wall framing, electrical, gas, plumbing, drywall, doors ect ect.

    3. I will be getting contractors to do these tasks: Grading, Septic System/Well Water Line, Concrete pour, HVAC, Spray Foam.

    4. All the fun starts again with a secondary dwelling once this one is completed.

    With that being said, if you have any questions, please let me know. I will update as I can. Not looking for advice of how to make the house better, the plans are set in stone now and permits issued. Everything right now is setup the way we want it.

    I will start a few design pictures of the house to show the vision:

    Front and Back

    House1.JPG

    Floor Layout

    House2.JPG

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    Pics of the land and views?

    That looks like a nice ranch style house.

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    cool. Subscribed.

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    Excited to see this progress. Sounded cool in the other thread.

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    Grading work has started a few weeks back and took a bit longer than expected due to rains, but was finally finished last week. Big thanks to Jesse and the crew @ Bear Excavation for getting this done. @Maxt , thanks for the recommendation!

    The whole half of my land had to be stripped of top soil, dug down quite deep to extract clay for the pad and road build, and then backfilled. I have some real pictures and some camera captures to show progress as I couldn't always be there.

    Equipment has arrived:


    First tearing up has started:




    Major Progress being made. Road built


    Rains, rains, rains



    Backfilling the massive hole. I don't have a picture but at one point the base was about 2M below the road:


    Completed! Waiting for screw piles, scheduled for next week!
    Last edited by eblend; 06-28-2022 at 10:51 AM.

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    Ballin.

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    Subscribed! Looks cool

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    Damn...

    Goals right here.

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    Agreed, would love to be able to do this one day. Great project.

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    In!
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    nice! i’d like to know about that camera setup you got going

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    How's the new home warranty work with you peace mealing things out the way you are?

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    Wow this is awesome, looking forward to following the progress

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    Nice, will definitely by following along!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    How's the new home warranty work with you peace mealing things out the way you are?
    new home warranty is a joke and it would be beneficial to opt out in most cases. I suspect this home-built setup does not qualify for the ANHWP, which is a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwill View Post
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    How's the new home warranty work with you peace mealing things out the way you are?
    I had to register for an owner-builder permit, and there is an option to either get insurance or not. I chose not to. With my choice I have to stay here for 10 years minimum before I can sell, or get insurance later if I want to sell before the end (might be difficult). As I plan to stay here rest of my life, it's not a concern.

    "Owner-builders will be exempt from the new home warranty requirement unless the property is sold within the warranty period. In that case, when the property is sold, the owner-builder must provide the buyer with warranty coverage for the remaining portion of the warranty period."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha_bandit View Post
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    nice! i’d like to know about that camera setup you got going
    I got one of these with a Solar Panel. Basically runs off battery, has an SD card for local storage in max quality, LTE SIM for cloud uploads/remote viewing (can choose quality), and charges off Solar daily. I haven't seen it drop below 97% battery power.

    Works rather well. Has AI built in for person/vehicle detection, so I get notified the moment it detects something.

    Looks something like this (stock photo)


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    I'm curious about the cost of slab construction vs. excavating a basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    new home warranty is a joke and it would be beneficial to opt out in most cases. I suspect this home-built setup does not qualify for the ANHWP, which is a bonus.
    my new home warranty question was related to the finance side. Eblend touched upon some of the issues a bit... some banks won't fund your build when your not registering with new home warranty.

    Was curious what sort of extra hurdles there are to jump through when being your own gc or peace mealing the jobs out like he is from a liability side.

    If its as simple as not being able to move for 10 to 15 years seems straight forward.

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    So, are the doors and openings absolutely enormous so that you can efficiently get all the gigantic shit in during the building phase?
    How is that different?

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