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Barrel-Race7,056771570
TuesdayHouston, TX

Vilano-Beach--Water-...21,189391170
4/5/2014Saint Augustine, FL

HudsonHouse6,988300
4/2/2014Omaha, NE

Tanglewood86,5557862,22242
3/24/2014Colorado Springs, CO

697MarlinAustinArea1,16618910
3/15/2014Austin/McDade, TX

1860s-Texas-rehabnew...43,105441910
3/14/2014Boerne, TX

Bladenkirk511640
3/13/2014White Oak, NC

P-Wade-Crocker396100
3/12/2014Spring, TX

Shana459200
3/11/2014Chaffee, MO

OwensNewHome59,9401033810
2/2/2014Chandler, AZ

Du-Lock-Lane1,284200
2/1/2014Houston, TX

Family-Affair10,581440
1/31/2014Saint Petersburg, FL

TheCastle9,960270
1/23/2014Cheshire, CT

The-Last-Rodeo9,63427100
1/14/2014Angel Fire, NM

TheHoskensProject58,4781504333
12/31/2013Dome-ville, central, FL

NorthPoleHome30,189341330
12/29/2013North Pole, AK

navarre-village-buil...1,171100
12/26/2013Gulf Breeze, FL

Seven-Peaks-Faswall-...34,791483181
11/18/2013Graeagle, CA

The-Dailey-Project1,759100
10/27/2013Pompano Beach, FL

Beaver-Creek-Ranch30,251213210
10/15/2013Hayfork, CA

The-Cortes-Adventure17,657520
10/14/2013Snowflake, AZ

jeff3,847300
8/29/2013Jackson, MO

Miami-FL-country-hom...5,361320
7/30/2013Miami, FL

Brevard-County--Pt-S...2,545100
7/17/2013Rockledge, FL

Dream-Build-Austin-T...4,143300
4/17/2013Austin, TX

Eschete-Dome22,35630530
12/24/2012Lafayette, LA

ChapelHillNCBob5,551110
10/23/2012Chapel Hill, NC

The-Skimino-Bluff6,9493130
10/13/2012Williamsburg, VA

Octagon-in-Glencoe-C...48,756144110
10/8/2012Glencoe , CA

nateshomemtpeakview4,653100
9/29/2012

sherman20,021221560
9/27/2012Downers Grove, IL

Omaha9,157380
9/13/2012Omaha, NE

Holy-Hill-House16,45735530
8/27/2012Richfield, WI

Omega-CEO5,605110
8/13/2012Manassas, VA

JayHouse10,3147190
6/22/2012Sebastopol, CA

30233,35923770
5/20/2012Belfair, WA

SunburnStateHome6,291110
3/6/2012Charlotte County, FL

VICTOR-MONTANA8,078110
2/22/2012Victor, MT

Houston-720125966,783100
1/21/2012Houston, TX

Workshop15,579630
1/8/2012Florissant, CO

Our-simple-home11,803223080
12/5/2011LaPorte, IN

ICF-Construction19,336500
11/11/2011Elkridge, MD

Little-Help-from-my-...12,25611150
11/4/2011Rockwall, TX

YaNYca13,991810
10/29/2011Boston, MA

The-Man-Refuge10,831310
10/19/2011San Antonio, TX

mckernanmc11,136320
10/6/2011Amite, LA

Large-Family-Compoun...7,435200
9/23/2011Covington, GA

Woodchuck-Ridge10,277480
9/12/2011Akron, OH

Forever-Home-Sweet-H...20,89234310
8/24/2011Issaquah, WA

Clarksville-MD9,058200
8/22/2011Eldersburg, MD

steve-n-carolyn16,3054140
8/21/2011Sun City, CA

Old-York8,146200
7/27/2011Bridgewater, NJ

Carriage-House17,05920282
7/24/2011Ft. Collins, CO

DomeSweetDome22,27418291
6/4/2011Suffolk, VA

Goodpasture24,125562880
5/28/2011Westminster, CO

Marks-Log-Cabin13,916392210
5/12/2011Altoona, PA

Bill21,102100
5/4/2011Tucson, AZ

Mueller-Dream-Home8,790100
4/15/2011

Oklahoma-Steel10,732650
4/13/2011Minco, OK

DutchG8,401200
4/5/2011

HiddenInOhio10,3039130
4/1/2011Elyria, OH

MagnoliaHouse8,854100
3/29/2011Houston, TX

Buffaloader13,710200
1/11/2011Valley Center, KS

SouthernEcoHome27,76720210
1/9/2011Blacksburg, VA

Austrian-Chalet14,123780
1/2/2011Twin Lakes, CO

Vista-Ridge13,16221660
12/21/2010Swanton, OH

OurFarmstead28,412601890
12/10/2010Pennsylvania

AirparkHome-Remodel29,59122460
11/8/2010Hillsboro, OR

Holloway10,859200
11/7/2010Petersburg, VA

Building-Our-Lakefro...9,739110
11/5/2010Piscataway, NJ

SunburyGalena-Build9,007100
11/3/2010Galena, OH

BUILDING-OUR-GREEN-D...9,874800
11/2/2010Pattison, TX

RR-Homestead23,95231740
10/26/2010Janesville, CA

Casa-Paradiso-Vieque...9,823200
10/19/2010Chelsea, MA

Millerbuild11,0885110
10/1/2010Carstairs, AB

Delisledigs11,490300
9/16/2010Jacksonville, FL

h20dave11,335430
9/10/2010Waterloo, AL

Mountain-Idyl11,079900
9/9/2010Asheville, NC

High-over-Lake-Granb...14,55512230
9/8/2010Granbury, TX

Homestead35,92864850
9/8/2010Smithville, MO

philandjan12,939100
9/2/2010

Commons10,156200
8/21/2010Atascocita, TX

Our-First-OB-home10,549300
7/27/2010Gardner, KS

Louisiana-Mediterran...20,099311870
7/21/2010Sunset, LA

Crows-Nest9,831100
7/20/2010

Patterson-Project10,388400
7/16/2010John's Island, SC

Hidden-Meadow-Home12,4352100
7/13/2010Murrieta, CA

New-house-in-Selah-W...10,180140
7/4/2010Belfair, WA

Arnold-CA-Alpine-cha...20,90322100
7/2/2010Arnold, CA

Working-Wilton39,879343010
6/16/2010Wilton, NH

JJ-Residence9,602100
6/7/2010San Antonio, TX

Thompson-Valley-Home10,803330
6/6/2010Monticello, FL

Naperville-Webster-S...26,3382360
5/21/2010Naperville, IL

Gary--Suzi11,053100
5/7/2010

crystal-falls-home28,80520270
5/5/2010Cedar Park, TX

Kapoho-Retirement-Ho...10,877130
5/4/2010Santa Ana, CA

NC--New-Construction10,479100
5/3/2010

Collins-on-Cobblesto...11,48121910
4/30/2010Waynesville, NC

Dwight--Colleen-Hart...11,882130
4/30/2010Vaughn, WA

Riley32,78932950
4/29/2010Cave Creek, AZ

The-New-Ries-Homeste...14,87119980
4/21/2010Polk/Richfield/Erin/Hartford, WI

The-Season9,531130
4/10/2010Mount Airy, NC

The-Naas-Place10,040200
3/30/2010Pittsburg, CA

Phil-and-Lauras-home13,093400
3/20/2010Tulsa, OK

Southport-NC-Home17,522201281
3/18/2010Southport, NC

Loris24,982110
3/11/2010

Seaton-Station10,231140
3/10/2010Siloam Springs, AR

Backwoods-Project14,291390
3/4/2010Jeffersonville, GA

ICF-in-Ann-Arbor26,203293710
1/25/2010Dexter, MI

DancingPines10,976200
1/25/2010Clinton, LA

Log-Cabin10,570150
1/23/2010indianapolis, IN

The-Kinzel-House9,960100
1/21/2010New Orleans, LA

PahrumpProject17,0505390
1/17/2010Spokane, WA

TheBeachHouse14,62913200
1/16/2010Shoreline, WA

Artist-Haven-Home14,945970
1/13/2010Kansas City, MO

SOPHIA--SAMUELDELAWA...17,38811310
12/2/2009Smyrna, DE

Plant-City-Craftsman16,8204100
11/22/2009Plant City, FL

WestermanFarm11,429130
11/10/2009Dickson, TN

Shane22,493600
10/31/2009San Antonio, TX

ADCountryHome12,8581130
10/31/2009Fort Worth, TX

ICF-Keller-Tx51,202321220
10/6/2009Roanoke, TX

digs24,214100
9/30/2009Tracy City, TN

threegables21,379201340
9/29/2009Hartland, WI

LittleLakeCorner72,8181016040
9/29/2009Groveland, FL

Utah-Casa11,580200
9/28/2009Saratoga Springs, UT

Tornado-Reconstructi...11,025800
9/24/2009Port Neches, TX

toolehouse50,280891450
9/20/2009Reno, NV

Bobs-Blog52,979614140
9/16/2009New Florence, PA

Blessings10,196100
9/11/2009farmville, NC

Schrammelot15,9797900
9/11/2009Pierson, FL

PennsmithLostValleyT...35,831552150
9/9/2009Dripping Springs, TX

River-House10,637220
9/7/2009Clinton, NJ

SantaFe-in-AJ10,373100
8/28/2009Apache Junction, AZ

Dennis-Dream-Home30,049385050
8/27/2009Readington Twp, NJ

Massive-Undertaking11,5291100
8/26/2009Wimauma, FL

Lafayette10,284200
8/11/2009Cramerton, NC

Dream-site-on-the-La...11,067200
8/5/2009La Porte, TX

Williams-New-Home-Si...10,319110
8/2/2009Windsor, NC

Cobblestone-Lane10,411100
7/30/2009Great Falls, MT

PensacolaBeachHouse10,220110
6/22/2009Gulf Breeze, FL

12YEARSINTHEPLANNING10,867120
6/16/2009LADSON, SC

Steinys-Hideaway10,839200
6/9/2009Venice, CA

DreamHome29,478261900
6/7/2009Orlando, FL

CastleHeims20,75221590
6/5/2009Cedar Rapids, IA

Utah-Warehouse10,086220
5/20/2009Fairview, UT

Where-to-start12,423610
5/16/2009Lemoore, CA

Castle-Rock-Lakehous...16,33710840
4/27/2009Necedah, WI

Oleg25,957360
4/22/2009San Diego, CA

MoeCompound10,252340
4/9/2009Camano Island, WA

Huckleberry-Home10,330200
4/8/2009Williamstown, NJ

Vonk24,223100
4/7/2009Zeeland, MI

Small-Timber-Frame14,666110
4/2/2009Central Mass, MA

EatonLoch-Haven11,125110
4/1/2009Roanoke, VA

windowsnsiding10,186110
3/28/2009Long Island, NY

Arkansas-First-Timer25,83239880
3/27/2009Trumann, AR

Back-Home-In-Crisp12,412111510
3/22/2009Ennis, TX

Victor--Susan-0820,329211210
3/17/2009Ruckersville, VA

Rick-and-Tinas-dream...11,647120
3/14/2009Auburndale, FL

Keener-Road13,0384100
3/11/2009Elizabethtown, PA

NC-Newbie10,947100
3/10/2009Boone, NC

MadisonGA11,1661130
2/26/2009Madison, GA

Techbuilt-Scammed12,609100
2/25/2009Rebew, LA

choanne83110,197100
2/9/2009charlotte, NC

WilliamsinVegas33,994301190
1/29/2009Henderson, NV

PhilesBryant12,055260
1/20/2009graham, WA

MortgageSmart10,414100
1/19/2009Cocoa, FL

QuarterlyHouse57,882136990
1/12/2009Orlando, FL

RabbitRun19,755311690
1/11/2009Afton, VA

Sonave-Sunsets10,528120
1/9/2009Yucca, AZ

Heart-of-PA16,1289160
1/6/2009Lewistown, PA

Krusehome11,603200
12/27/2008Lake City, FL

BrunkHouseAlmaKansas15,611260
12/26/2008Garden Grove, CA

Raider-Bills-Tenn-Ho...14,6196320
12/22/2008Largo, FL

Andel-Ranch28,295334020
12/17/2008Rogers, TX

Elijahs-Home11,792460
12/6/2008Vero Beach, FL

ranch-house10,419100
11/25/2008springfield, IL

Howard-Georgia-Retir...16,048670
11/9/2008Harlem, GA

The-Woods-Journal11,293110
11/6/2008Doraville, GA

StansTLH16,0091090
11/1/2008Tehachapi, CA

Kevin--Kerrys-Dream11,561350
10/17/2008Northvale, NJ

Katabatic-Wind12,174470
10/16/2008Huntsville, AL

Elmhurst-Modern13,614120
10/14/2008elmhurst, IL

Accessible-House11,5853100
10/14/2008Munford, TN

Cherry-Valley-Vista10,642120
10/5/2008Duvall, WA

Jon-and-Mollys-House18,255150
9/25/2008Ellicott City, MD

Proctor-ICF11,722110
9/25/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Hawaiian-Bungalo18,062111020
9/23/2008Holualoa, HI

Pete--Rhiannon12,724430
9/19/2008Springfield, MO

2008-Cedar-Ln17,54814350
9/19/2008Seaville, NJ

dmaceld20,74714880
9/16/2008Nampa, ID

Help-with-Goulds-and...12,883100
9/16/2008tampa, FL

Consulting10,292100
9/2/2008Orlando, FL

AlaskaICFREMOTEHouse16,70319380
8/17/2008Wasilla, AK

NC-Pond-House11,756320
8/4/2008Wilmington, NC

MargaritaVilla11,365240
8/4/2008Raleigh, NC

Latest-update12,6678100
8/4/2008Sierra Vista, AZ

ANDREA11,262400
8/2/2008Dallas, TX

The-Ridges14,02511130
7/31/2008Logan, UT

Avenida-Del-Sol15,15813520
7/31/2008Peoria, AZ

dream-home-ohio11,322600
7/30/2008Zanesville, OH

Penetang-Craftsman10,951360
7/27/2008Penetanguishene, ON

Tristan--11,409600
7/25/2008Lebanon, NJ

Dreamy-Design-in-Glo...16,691100
7/9/2008Clifton, VA

need-help-Jim11,882110
7/8/2008Bandon, OR

deltona-fl-custom-ho...12,4804140
7/6/2008Deltona Beach, FL

Ingraham-House-Chape...11,731200
6/29/2008Cary, NC

famborgie10,640100
6/26/2008Lockhart, TX

95821-Addition21,8867140
6/24/2008Sacramento, CA

Cajun-Homestead19,03412930
6/22/2008Lafayette, LA

West-Texas-Ranch-Hou...12,840110
6/18/2008Andrews, TX

Quail-Bluff-Pasco12,6509290
6/10/2008Pasco, WA

Spyders-Web10,548100
6/10/2008Norman, OK

mike-and-tori-darnle...13,076510
6/2/2008Rainbow, CA

Lin-Washington10,585100
5/29/2008Fresno, CA

Capernall-House11,435420
5/15/2008Belleville, MI

Hidden-Valley-Texas10,728100
5/7/2008Southlake, TX

cosdreamhome41,374731470
5/5/2008Colorado Springs, CO

Sowle-Family-House13,226590
4/29/2008South Burlington, VT

Cyberdoc-Residence10,932200
4/25/2008San Diego, CA

Fortune-House10,964100
4/17/2008Mooresville, NC

Joeb28,784400
4/15/2008Oakland, FL

Alvin-House11,205200
4/14/2008LaPorte, TX

Thomas-Home--Raintre...21,260271800
4/9/2008Lee's Summit, MO

Greg--Kathys-New-Hou...12,190200
4/3/2008Barryton, MI

Where-is-Waldo28,31244830
4/2/2008Marion, OH

Nimmerrichters-Fores...10,058100
4/2/2008Waldorf, MD

Mayfield-House10,672100
3/31/2008Mayfield, UT

beamanhouse10,710100
3/27/2008Manistique, MI

Kanak-ICF--Virginia15,482900
3/26/2008Fredericksburg, VA

Sheldon-St15,310300
3/21/2008Orlando, FL

Bert-25,873310
3/20/2008Southern, CA

Our-Ohio-ICF-home22,00220270
3/20/2008Mansfield, OH

ericdc11,196310
3/8/2008Uniontown, PA

EurekaHouse-ICF15,0785150
3/6/2008Berkeley, CA

Superstition-Views15,395281600
3/6/2008Mesa, AZ

Blue-Springs-Project12,8788230
2/24/2008Broken Arrow, OK

Our-House10,553100
2/24/2008Miami, FL

httpownerbuilderbook...13,307830
2/19/2008Clayton, NY

JourneyBackHome10,395100
2/3/2008Oviedo, FL

Collier-Home12,853110
2/1/2008Little Rock, AR

DDs-ICF12,392330
1/27/2008New Smyrna Bch, FL

EurekaMT-Timberframe12,0181430
1/24/2008Augusta, MI

The-Larnerd-House13,4945210
1/21/2008Newport News, VA

Casa-Bella11,334100
1/14/2008Pueblo West, CO

Gordon-Lake-House15,35317510
1/3/2008Oakland, IA

STEPHANIES-DREAM12,55117570
12/30/2007Lower Burrell, PA

Florida-Waterfront-C...14,932310
12/29/2007PB, FL

6158-in-Montgomery-T...11,288410
12/23/2007Conroe, TX

ClearwaterHills13,698260
12/14/2007Paradise Valley, AZ

BobDonna9,975100
12/12/2007Sacramento, CA

AboveTheAppleTree9,952100
12/8/2007La Farge, WI

Casa-Nostra12,218230
12/2/2007Bangor, PA

Building-the-Dream-i...13,758700
11/29/2007Gladstone, OR

Ingram-Fleming-ICF-H...16,358480
11/29/2007Plant City, FL

inniagara9,450100
11/24/2007Niagara Falls, ON

SchnabelEstate10,570240
11/16/2007Avon, IN

WeAreBuildingAgain21,37627560
11/15/2007Orlando, FL

Lake-Pleasant10,519210
11/14/2007Erie, PA

Green-for-Dean10,544100
11/10/2007San Jose, CA

The-Ponderosa12,3148220
11/4/2007Perry, OK

FlagholeRoad10,607260
10/25/2007Franklin, NH

Beckynray11,771300
10/24/2007Powhatan, VA

Spicewood-TX12,255330
10/20/2007Austin, TX

Powderhorn24,146481760
10/4/2007Florida

Luray-VA-1stTimeBuil...14,829730
10/4/2007Luray, VA

kittyfhughesnet10,313250
9/27/2007Noblesville, IN

Scott-Family10,899100
9/25/2007Trinity, AL

Taking-the-Plunge13,3986180
9/18/2007Springfield, OH

RozBuildingAdventure10,782100
9/14/2007San Pablo, CA

Helpful-Tips11,872200
9/13/2007Encinitas, CA

Poplar-Creek-Farm13,8195250
9/10/2007Oakland Park, FL

TheWillemsHome21,5321750
9/10/2007Galloway Township, NJ

ComfortHome11,350200
8/30/2007Dublin, OH

10000-sq-feet36,32522260
8/26/2007La Habra Heights, CA

Bird-house12,4713400
8/22/2007Ithaca, NY

Circle-S_ICF_House35,757462640
8/21/2007Sparta, IL

New-England-Saltbox10,756100
8/16/2007Columbia, SC

RamblewoodatJeterFar...11,5656330
8/10/2007Kansas City, MO

Kraemer-Collinwood-H...11,164200
7/21/2007Delano, MN

BigOakBuilderTX14,777270
7/20/2007Wharton, TX

Johnson-Family-Dream11,011100
7/20/2007Normal, IL

19225-ROBERTSON-ST17,70414250
7/12/2007Orlando, FL

Thattle-Dew-Farm10,959220
7/12/2007Halls Harbour, NS

WindyJ14,93511260
7/2/2007Knoxville, TN

Vistoso-Green-Home12,261310
6/28/2007Tucson, AZ

Lewis-Chapel-House16,465200
6/25/2007Dunlap, TN

father-daughter10,517200
6/25/2007Loveland, CO

davewhite11,494100
6/24/2007Nanaimo, BC

NutmegWedgefieldOrla...12,484600
6/22/2007Orlando, FL

4600SF-Dream-Home-in...14,574410
6/19/2007Mooresville, NC

Coeur-dAlene-Idaho-H...12,350240
6/13/2007Coeur d Alene, ID

Tampa-Bay13,931490
6/10/2007Ruskin, FL

Dream-In-Progress14,364540
6/7/2007Shawnee, KS

todd-in-tullahoma10,892100
6/4/2007tullahoma, TN

TheOwens11,671300
6/1/2007Dickson, TN

Country-Cleaver11,795140
5/29/2007Springfield, IL

South-Dakota-Lake-Ho...12,0596110
5/23/2007Sioux Falls, SD

Gods-Home11,207200
5/18/2007Eustis, FL

hammock11,056110
5/14/2007Martinez, GA

Grove-St-Rocklin11,135300
5/13/2007Orangevale, CA

Gardeners-Delight11,968330
5/13/2007Norristown, PA

Newman-Family11,985100
4/26/2007oralndo, FL

do-over-house12,620200
4/25/2007Roseville, CA

Mountain-Building11,372370
4/21/2007Hiawassee, GA

Alaskan-Log-Home12,692120
4/15/2007Tok, AK

Warner-Dream12,891600
4/11/2007Astatula, FL

RehmannSchreiner13,88118150
4/2/2007Maple Grove, MN

outspokenbikeguy13,5354140
3/29/2007Sanford, FL

SmelltheForest35,791471480
3/23/2007Colorado Springs, CO

PolkCityProject15,1877110
3/21/2007Norcross, GA

DwaynePam12,024200
3/21/2007Normal, IL

cypressknoll11,084100
3/20/2007Palm Coast, FL

candlepower19,096241550
3/20/2007Lansing, IA

Team-Rosa11,958200
3/19/2007Springfield, VA

GLOUCESTER11,642120
3/17/2007Newport News, VA

Ohiodreamhome12,0234140
3/16/2007Reynoldsburg, OH

Gypsy-Love12,513110
3/12/2007Highland, NY

Forrest-Towne11,695220
3/10/2007Brinnon, WA

Dreams-Come-True10,969100
3/8/2007Glen St Mary, FL

Almost-A-Country-Gir...10,972100
3/7/2007Addison Township, MI

BrandonBuildingBlog11,763100
3/4/2007Layton, UT

SafecreteHouse13,019300
3/4/2007Raleigh, NC

newbie-12,124100
2/21/2007North Plains, OR

BuzzardsNest14,372310
2/14/2007Saint Lucie, FL

woodfamilyhome12,477200
2/10/2007Keno, OR

vegascastle11,794100
2/3/2007Henderson, NV

newsteel17,763100
1/28/2007Florence, SC

Dream-Home-200712,293100
1/27/2007Gwynn Oak, MD

DelgadosAdobeAbode12,697200
1/18/2007San Diego, CA

bobindeltona14,922250
1/14/2007Deltona, FL

Highland6412,408300
1/8/2007New Orleans, LA

SmallProjectSilverSp...17,7361020
1/7/2007Silver Springs, NV

BeehlerHome22,66511640
1/3/2007Kalamazoo, MI

eveningshade12,013110
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So It Begins...

Posted to Cherry-Valley-Vista by Joe in Duvall, WA on 10/5/2008

Since getting kicked out of the absolute best apartment ever, due to the condo-conversion craze, we decided to move forward with building our own home. We had purchased land on the east side of King County a couple of years ago and nothing says get going on building your own house like learning that being a renter has certain, shall we say, stability issues?

The land is a beautiful five acres of rolling terrain with lots of second-growth forest. Huge fir, hemlock, and alder make it the kind of forested area that I always enjoyed as a boy. Needless to say it is very private as well, which I have come to appreciate as an adult. In addition it sports a breathtaking territorial view all along the north property line. What a surprise it was to discover this while working all summer to clear the 8 ft. tall brambles and 30 years of dead fall. 

Since pulling the trigger on the process I have been consumed with all kinds of activities to make the lot ready to build. King County has plenty of environmental codes to keep me busy. I have had a wetland consultant identify the edge of a wetland that touches one of the property corners, a geotech study to identify the type of soil, and a topographical survey that identified areas of steep slope that I need to stay 25 feet away from.

After completing these activities I worked with a good friend who just happens to be a home designer. I fed him various ideas of what I like in a home. His ability to turn a bunch of disjointed ideas into a functioning and elegant home design is remarkable. The home is stunning, at least on paper.

Armed with the above and multiple forewarnings from friends on what to expect from King County, I have applied for a building permit. Since then I've received various requests from the county for supplemental information - each one stating that if I don't provide the info, they assume I'm no longer interested in pursuing the permit...

First was an energy form that required all kinds of info on the materials that make up the home to decide how many BTU's per hour I would need. Second, a notice that my siteplan called for over 10,000 sq. ft. of impervious surface, and that was going to cost me extra in project management fees. Luckily, all I had to do was scale back the driveway a bit to stay under that magic number. The latest letter I received informed me that I need a drainage plan. This last one came with instructions and helpful examples of what I need to complete this. It only took a few hours to figure out what I needed to do with all that displaced water my project is going to cause. 

Hopefully, after turning in the drainage plan next week, I'll be very close to getting my building permit. Once I do, I'll be back with another entry to discuss the fun stuff - like bids on materials, the various subs I'm working with and that all important milestone - when I actually Break Ground!

 

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