The skeleton of the entry deck was done at the last minute last weekend. So it was the plan to complete that this weekend. I ordered all the deck boards to be picked up today. Quite a challenge to get over 40 2×6 boards, posts, and concrete down to the site. But after a bunch […]Read More Entry deck is completed. Ready to set containers.
I posted a little while back about the beginnings of the next (current) project, but several things have happened since. Most importantly, the piers are installed. This was a little stressful because I was responsible for measuring them out, marking them, and making sure the top plates all lined up. The first house I did […]Read More Container House 2.0 well underway
In the last two weeks, I’ve been able to relocate the container that will be used for storage and later incorporated into the build. I thought it was a challenge setting it 5 years ago behind our business in the Montrose area. Little did I know that it would be substantially more difficult to get […]Read More Container 1 is landed in a temporary location at its new home
This as been in the works for a few months, but now that things are moving forward, it seemed like the time to start documenting it. This will be container house 2.0 for me. I said I would not do another container project as extensive as the house, but might consider a smaller scale project […]Read More New container house project.
Well after getting a couple of quotes that were never going to work, I researched alternative roofing. I landed on a product that seemed legit, had good reviews, and could be done DIY. Now in my line of work, DIY is a bad word, mainly because it means it might work and people are going […]Read More Waterproofing coating (roof) is finished.
There have t been any major projects around the house to post about until recently. I helped out WOMH by donating some money to their fund to help people while they had to be closed. As a reward, I was able to get Nicky Davis to paint the outside of the top container with a […]Read More Roofing progress and outdoor art
There haven’t been any major projects around the house to post about until recently. I helped out WOMH by donating some money to their fund to help people while they had to be closed. As a reward, I was able to get Nicky Davis to paint the outside of the top container with a great […]Read More Roofing progress and outdoor art
Here’s a story for you kids. A tale of misery, woe, and local government not knowing which end is up. If you think the gestapo isn’t alive and well in the greatest country in the world, think again…at least in Houston. I got a notification of motion at my front door this morning. I was […]Read More Just when you think it is over, the man comes a knockin’.
Where to begin? I started this blog as a way to have a source for accurate information about the house project. It was a big undertaking, garnering quite a bit of unexpected local attention. Lots of people stop by regularly to look at it or take pictures. They often ask questions, usually the same questions, […]Read More Accurate information
My house gets lots of attention. I don’t mind much. Mainly because most people who take the time to comment are very positive, I think it is nice. However just like with anything else, word gets around, people chatter, misinformation gets out there, and keyboard jockeys think everyone cares what they think. I didn’t build […]Read More More recent pics