Moving along

We now have a second floor, rooms are taking shape, our home is emerging.

Every day a little more, every week a little closer.  Soon.

  1. #1 by valdoussaud on July 29, 2011 - 7:11 am

    Like in SF movies and fantasy novels, you can actually see the creature taking shape 🙂 And it is a beautiful creature, designed to host a beautiful family!

    • #2 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:19 pm

      It’s alive! And I can’t wait to move in. Sooooooon….

  2. #3 by Miranda Makes on July 29, 2011 - 12:46 pm

    Oh wow! I really have to catch up with everything going on with you! What an exciting (but I’m guessing a bit stressful) time for you and your family!

    • #4 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:18 pm

      You’ve hit the proverbial nail upon it’s noggin their Miranda! Beautiful, wonderful, exciting and soooooo stressful I’m surprised I have any nails left. And that is when it is going well!

  3. #5 by Luisa on July 29, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    How exciting!

    • #6 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:17 pm

      Thanks Luisa!

  4. #7 by Katie on July 31, 2011 - 4:53 am

    Wow! The second story, that is fabulous. I remember reading ‘somewhere’ that a story of a house is called a story because the carpenters used to write the stories of what happened during the building process on the inside of the staircase. Take care. Enjoy the process. Love Katie x

    • #8 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:16 pm

      I’ve never heard that before! I’ll have to find some way of including that idea in our house, perhaps I can write something that can be incased in the stairway, how cool!

  5. #9 by embracingitall on July 31, 2011 - 9:56 am

    I’m so excited for you. Jacinta

    • #10 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:15 pm

      Thanks Jacinta! I am beyond excited at this stage and entering into mad chicken impatience!

  6. #11 by Ellen on August 4, 2011 - 8:33 pm

    Must be a wonderful prickly feeling seeing your house in its different stages. Are the overhangs for deep windows so that you get the sun but not the heat?

    • #12 by emmalina73 on August 4, 2011 - 9:13 pm

      Ellen, that is right. The overhangs on both floors are 3ft, this blocks the summer sun at it is higher for most of the day, this avoids too much solar gain. In the winter, when the sun is so much lower, we should get a good amount of solar gain which will help to heat the house during the day. It is based on the passiv haus model used in Europe.

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