|They were ready to "go" on October 22nd!|
I decided to go with a simple modular house for several reasons. (1) Duh, it's cheaper than any quality site-builders (note use of the word quality, I was also very careful researching modular builders and focused on structural integrity and energy efficiency). My house will be EnergyStar certified, have a sealed, insulated crawl space, and an extra layer of heat blocker under the roof. (2) Since they have to travel over the road, they are actually built using more lumber than a site-built house and in storms such as hurricanes, such as Sandy, who ran up to the NE last year, are proving to be the ones that survive (hey, I'd rather not get blown away). (3) Since they are mostly assembled in the factory on a line, not only are corners actually square, but none of the materials of the framing, subfloors, walls, or roofing are ever exposed to any elements (the house is shipped wrapped up in plastic. I don't know about you but I always cringe when I drive by a half built house and see all that plywood and lumber soaking wet. (4) They happen FAST, once the final spec sheets are signed. I believe I signed my papers maybe 3-4 weeks ago. Footers were poured last week, foundation was ready on Monday, house was set today!
It's nothing fancy (add-ons like decks and fancy roofs are expensive!!!!). I'm all about practical and I will be outside with the horses anyway. But I hope it will at least stay put, keep me warm and dry with the kitties, and generally, I don't want to have to think about it.
Now....who wants to buy an AWESOME house in Creedmoor? Like, tomorrow?
|Remember that portapotty? It didn't move. I drove up to this!|
|Foundation (not sealed or coated yet) and hi there, front door!|
Yeah, pretty much, when I see someone these days, I just say, "Who should I make the check out too? And hey, don't cash that for a week."
This operator must have nerves of steel...
|Then they settled it in straight and I had to run to do 10 other things, boo..|
My horses can graze in the 3-acre creek pasture if they want,
|SuperNeighbour bushhogged it for me last week! That's right, my awesome photoshop merge skillz, ha!|
And this will be the view from the front porch: