Debating our options when it came to excavating wet soil off of our build site, which was mostly filled with expansive clay
A discussion of where to start the process of building a custom home. The process can feel daunting; here’s how to get a foothold.
I went for a trail run on a beautiful June day at the one year mark – almost exactly a year from purchasing our property. The trail I accessed was only a little ways down the road from the property, so I parked in our driveway and started my run from there. It gave me a chance to reflect on the past year.
Nagging subsurface water issues delay our excavation as we wait for the clay soils to dry enough for us to continue our dig.
Finally getting to groundbreaking on our site, including some issues with expansive clay soil and scraping topsoil once our test pit looked good.
A full look at our blueprints after we cleared the HOA, showing the overall plans for our modern mountain home in Colorado.
Appealing the architectural committee’s denial of our roof line amendment to the full homeowner’s board.
A dispute with the HOA over our roof slope and our appeal.
Finally getting our construction loan closing finished, including jumping through some more hoops at the behest of U.S. Bank.