Thursday, October 25, 2007

Cabin site pics

Mike clearing out a few junipers, in preparation for the basement dig. Our neighbors dog, Amy is helping out. Pics are from a cell phone, not bad, huh!

This is a 6' deep hole ~ it doesn't look like it, but it is. It took only 6 1/2 hours to excavate, I was surprised, I thought it would take a day or two! My neighbor Tanji took the pics for us.

Our green steel barn (that Mike built) is behind that heap on the right. Apparently there are four huge heaps. We will now need to have the concrete pumped in ......too bad.... we were trying to avoid that... it's going to be an additional $1500. I am preparing myself for lots of extra "somethings" to pay for. Everything seems to be costing more than we had expected. I am standing where our sink will be. The kitchen is octagonal and will face Beaver Mountain.
We are up on a hill ... a little behind and to the left of me will be the dining room w/ french doors... a deck will wrap all the way around the back. The deck outside the dining room will actually be over the side of the hill. The back side of the house is pretty close to the edge of the hill ... and that will overlook farmland w/ cows, horses and sheep. Our family room will be directly behind the kitchen. The first floor will be between 24 and 30 inches off the ground, so we will have a million dollar view.
We are going to go with radiant floor heating instead of standard heating. Mike has already read most of the radiant floor heating book and has an agreement w/the plumber to help do a lot of it. That should save us quite a bit of $$. We hear radiant floor heating is the way to go!

19 comments:

RWA said...

Good grief...y'all have a backhoe? Tell Mike I'll be glad to come out and help!!!!

Hang in there. It'll be finished and y'all will be relaxing with that incredible view in no time.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

RWA..
yup... we sure do. Mike loves it.. it's his toy.

We bought it last October and it sure has come in handy!!! Instead of paying people to come up... we can do so much ourselves.

Mike dug a 12' hole for a perc test and pulled out several junipers. Mike will be trenching the lines for the septic tank, power and water.

I think it'll pay for itself in no time.

Merle Sneed said...

That's quite an operation you have yourself there missy.

Chris H said...

And this is going to be your holiday home? Wow, amazing views mate!!! I hope it all goes well without too many unexpected expenses popping up.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Looking good so far! Can't wait to see the finished product!

The Lowest Rated Blog said...

Terri

Thanks for the photos and as I have said before, Beaver UTAH is great! Looking forward to those photos of the final product. Have a fine VEGAS evening.

cfs

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

We plan on moving there when Mike retires from Metro.

Hopefully that will be in 8 years.

We plan on spending the next 5 to 8 years finishing it up. Depending on the "water right" peeps.
We'd like 8 years... but it may have to be done in 5.

carmachu said...

It looks amazing! But all I see is a hole in the ground....

Slackermommy said...

That view is amazing but more importantly you are one hot mama!

Dorky Dad said...

You OWN a backhoe? You own it??? I'm on my way over ...

A Little Revolution said...

LOL the guys stopped after the backhow and the girls are checking out the view! It does look good (you'll have to guess if I mean the backhoe or the view)!

In_spired said...

Terri...I'm soooo happy for the King family! The view is just fantastic...(and the backhoe, too...ha, ha!)

and, you are one gorgeous girl!

~JJ! said...

What a view.

When can I come?

Ann(ie) said...

First of all GO MIKE!!! And those are great picures from a cell phone.

Secondly, you are such a cutie pie. I love that picture of you.

What a gorgeous spot that's gonna be....it's beautiful now....I can't wait to see the finished product!!

julie said...

How exciting. I would love to have a home in the mountains. That is so great that you can do so much of the work yourself.

Flawed & Disorderly said...

Oh my gosh! How exciting! And FUN!

BottleBlonde said...

Terri, I know I should be lookin' at the hole in the ground 'n all, but you are just so gorgeous! Go on with yer bad self!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

I am so excited for you! You are lookin' so cute in your future kitchen! I say radiant heating is the way to go... some day I'll have it too!

Meg-Dan-n-Eli said...

How exciting! What a great view you guys will have!!