For those of you how might have missed it, Dan and I are building a barn style home. We looked at many companies that produce barn homes, and most of them have only a cedar option. The cedar barn home's are gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but they are a substantial amount of work, and expensive to maintain. So we decided to go local, design our own plan, and do metal siding. Years ago, Dan had drawn out a home plan that we wanted to build into a log home. The plan incorporated my input, wants and needs, and his. When we started to plan this home, we pulled those plans out and decided that was still really our dream plan, and that it could be easily changed to a barn home. And so this plan, is ours.
In my last post I ended with the materials for our home being dropped. The next day our Amish framers began. Within the first couple of days they had the outside of our home framed and we could start seeing it take shape, walking into the rooms that we would soon dwell in.
|Jake walking towards the home for a first look.|
|Back of the home looking at the walk out basement|
|Front of the home, Main level master on left, and laundry room on right|
|Each day was kind of like Christmas to come home and see what they had done.|
|The side our front door will be on.|
|In the garage, looking into the house framing|
|Picture taken from where the kitchen will be looking into Great room and french door|
|View out our french door|
|Picture taken from dining room looking into living room space|
|Stairs to the basement|
|View out walkout|
|View of back|
|Daylight view out walkout|
|Framing in basement|
|Upper level trusses going in|
|View out my french door|
|View out my front door|
|Finally starting to look like a barn|
|Great room fireplace|
|View out our loft bedroom window|
|Taken from the small windows in our loft bedroom at the front of home|
|Preparing to put the tar paper, wire mesh and scratch coat on the chimney|
|Duane worked up a sweat that day. Busy day supervising, coffee cup in hand.|
|Grant and Dan|
Did someone say food?
Next day was scratch coat
Jake and Grant (Will work to hunt)
|Dan loves playing with big machines|
These were taken Halloween night. I came home to find the Amish back and they were building our deck and porch. As you can see, October was a busy, busy month. But as busy as October was, November has been busier. Those pictures soon to come.
I was in love with my house before, but now that I look at it with its finished covered porch, it makes the home. So glad we went with this.