From $9.95



Syndication

Statistics

Users
Total: 28,075
Visited Last 30 days: 141
Forum Messages
Total: 20,571
Last 30 days: 12
Forum Evaluations
Total: 24,050
Last 30 days: 3
Journal Entries
Total: 4,883
Last 30 days: 14
Connections
Total: 14,993
Last 30 days: 10
Downloads
Total: 75,425

Journals

Name
The-Last-Rodeo Angel Fire, NM
14,083 Visits | 55 Posts | 34 Pix | 1 Videos
Tanglewood Colorado Springs, CO
103,776 Visits | 870 Posts | 2,321 Pix | 42 Videos
697-Marlin Austin/McDade, TX
4,298 Visits | 54 Posts | 424 Pix | 0 Videos
TheHoskensProject Dome-ville, central, FL
63,588 Visits | 170 Posts | 512 Pix | 3 Videos
Mutton-Busting Nashville, TN
5,024 Visits | 127 Posts | 210 Pix | 0 Videos
sevenpeacksicf Clio, CA
40,229 Visits | 51 Posts | 326 Pix | 1 Videos
Gardner-Gate Price, UT
699 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Mahalo Logandale , AL
675 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Vilano-Beach--Water-... Saint Augustine, FL
24,822 Visits | 41 Posts | 119 Pix | 0 Videos
wumifoso
1,449 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
insulation4us Wilmington, DE
1,409 Visits | 1 Posts | 4 Pix | 2 Videos
Insulationstop Latham, NY
1,418 Visits | 1 Posts | 1 Pix | 0 Videos
Our-Forever-House Omaha, NE
1,599 Visits | 2 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
NorthPoleHome North Pole, AK
35,655 Visits | 35 Posts | 140 Pix | 0 Videos
Homestead-II--Our-Ne... smithville, MO
1,524 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Larnerd-House Chenango Forks, NY
3,409 Visits | 2 Posts | 2 Pix | 0 Videos
HudsonHouse Omaha, NE
9,846 Visits | 4 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
Barrel-Race Houston, TX
10,936 Visits | 86 Posts | 175 Pix | 0 Videos
Cobbler-Mountain-Hom... Alexandria, VA
2,958 Visits | 1 Posts | 0 Pix | 0 Videos
1860s-Texas-rehabnew... Boerne, TX
47,385 Visits | 44 Posts | 191 Pix | 0 Videos
See all journals...

Current Top-Rated Posters


I will share my plans and materials list and intend on recording my entire process from start to finish on this very helpful website for the benefit of anyone trying to do this themselves.
Gerry in Burlington, MA

Louise in Franklin, NH's Journal Entries


Click here to create your own construction journal.

Posted by Louise in Franklin, NH on 10/24/2007

I've wanted to journal this project from its start, but did not know where or how. We have friends building in Wilton, NH who are using this website - and that's what finally got me motivated to start making some notes and entering some photos. It will be five years this December since we sold the house in Pembroke and bought 47 acres on the side of a mountain in Franklin, NH. We started widening and improving the half mile right of way road in June, 2004 and got our building permit and financing in October, 2004. We were very glad that we did our homework which is my biggest recommendation to anyone.

We found out that we would not get a building permit unless the fire department could access our property, and therefore had to widen our right of way from 20' to 50' and since it went through the city forest, it meant getting approval from the city council. We started this process before buying the land as we wanted to be sure it would be approved. We also had the financially-daunting task of getting power in more than half a mile. We looked at solar or wind, but the banks would not finance an off-grid project (my mom was really upset that this is how the system works in this day and age!). Instead, we forked over $25,000 for power, but that did not happen until February, 2005 - and needless to say we ran on a generator for a long while...

Photos




Login to Reply




Login to comment...
Copyright 1997-2016 Consensus Group Inc.