We camped out at the block the night before the septic guys came (since we had an early start), and were startled by something crashing through the bush, making a helluva racket. By the time I got my phone, he’d climbed part way up a tree and was bellowing. Looks a little demonic.
To get approval for the house we had to get a Land Capability Assessment (LCA) done – a survey done by an engineer including soil samples to determine what type of water treatment is required, and what the water distribution field should look like – size and method. The engineer who did our LCA determinedContinue reading “Septic Tank & Sand Filter – Valley Septic are legends”
So about 4 months after the house was ready for them, the brickies finally finished their part of the build. They came randomly for about a month doing a little bit here and there, using rainwater collected from the shed roof into an ex-honey containing IBC (hopefully the mortar won’t attract ants!) and our petrolContinue reading “The Brickies are finished – finally”
The house was (mostly) wrapped over two months ago, and since then, a little bit of internal electrical and plumbing fit out, but other than that, nothing. Every week we’re told the brickies will be here next week, but no show. The tight well fitting wrapping is degrading and starting to flap in the breeze.Continue reading “Waiting, waiting….”
We needed to provide power for the builders to save $10,000 on the contract price. We reckon we can provide it for around $500. (And that’s without installing our solar).
After a long wait, we love the second hand bricks. And resolved who was going to supply the water required for the mortar.
Unusual daytime koala mating activity – the male is chasing the female up the tree with lots of noise. Deep grunting from him, with high pitched screams from her.
The frame is up and the roof is on. It’s starting to look like a house. The blue timber looks toxic, but isn’t!
We’ve finally purchased our solar system. Bid evaluation was interesting!
Not sure what he was doing out during the day….