The Project: A 2,163 square foot house utilizing dry stack concrete block construction with a central courtyard and based on the Spanish colonial-era missions in San Antonio.
The Project: A 2,163 square foot house utilizing dry stack concrete block construction with a central courtyard and based on the Spanish colonial-era missions in San Antonio.The Challenge: Can a forty-something married couple design and build an attractive, efficient and mostly paid-for house while remaining sane, solvent and married? With no actual prior construction experience? Hmmmmm - let's check in on our Contestants and see how they're doing...
|Before doing anything, make sure you have plenty of canine supervision, as these knuckleheads will tell you.|
|We put down 750 feet of post oak gravel for the driveway. Along the way, we got a crash course in dealing with subcontractors' schedules and promises.|
|Ferdinand watches the front gate for us...|
|$1,000 gets us a water meter from the local water monopoly. As much as we'd like a well, it will have to wait until we get the house built.|
|Electric power! Our little piece of Texas joins the 21st Century, for better or worse. At least we can listen to the radio while working now.|
|Site prepared, utilities installed, nerves and finances frayed but intact, we press on and set up for pouring the foundation here.|
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