Thursday, January 31, 2008


Ok, so here's the latest of the house photos taken 30.01.2008.
Adam has said they just have to lay the rio then they can pour the slab so hopefully it'll get done by this weekend.
The pipes are all in now and the sand is level, just waiting now for the concrete.

Our neighbour has their house on the market at the moment, when we went out yesterday we saw they have a new puppy in the back yard, it is cute! Kado would have made great friends with it, not so sure about the little rat looking dog they also have but the puppy was about his size so I'm sure it'll grow much bigger.

They have $475k on their house which really surprised me considering it is only Calliope afterall.

Well here's the new pics for you to have a look.

Sunday, January 27, 2008


Well the progress this last 2 weeks has been ever so slow, we think that 'they' thing as long as they do something each week that'll keep us happy.
So all they've done since the last photos were taken is deliver more bricks to the site and put the plumbing into the slab but still nothing done in the way of filling the base in with the dirt/sand or the concrete so it's pretty slow going.
Here's some photo's we took last thursday when we went out for a look.
Adam & Dad outside the ensuite pipe work
Mum standing in my bedroom next to the ensuite
Kado the king of the mountain!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

House at a standstill

The wet weather means no new progress on the house lately, we were hoping to have a slab by the end of this week but I'm not so sure anymore.

I haven't been out to the site since last weekend but I've had Mum giving me updates on how everything's going.

I might venture out there tomorrow or Saturday sometime (morelikely saturday with Adam).

Monday, January 14, 2008

11 JAN 2007

Here are some photos mum took on Jan 11th 2008, I've taken a few more since then but haven't had a chance to put them on the computer,

As you can see we have our first few rows of bricks so they can now start to pour the slab, hopefully by te end of this week we have a slab.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New pics from today 10th Jan 2008

The block is now really starting to look like a building site! Adam finished work early today due to the rain so we went out for a drive to check it all out, here are some pics I took on my phone cause we didn't have a camera with us.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Adam does the surveying work for Absolute Homes (the guys who are building our house) & he was asked before x-mas holidays to do the 2nd lot of surveying on our house before 8th of Jan because that's when the bricks were arriving to start the slab, we weren't sure how accurate their dates would be but Adam went out & did it before we went on christmas holidays so it was all done.

I got mum to go for a drive down yesterday (8th Jan) to see if they arrived & to take some pics & guess what! They're here!!!

Below is a few pics she took yesterday for us!

I'm not sure when they'll start it but I'll see if Mum or Dad can keep an eye on it & send us pic as it progresses if we can't get out there as much as we'd hope.

Monday, January 7, 2008


I finally scanned the house plans (not best quality) to add to the process, here they are below:
Only the floor & site plan at this stage:

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Starting Post

We have started this blog to show those who are interested the progress of the house as it's being built. We'll try take regular photos (some of the ones so far are poor quality because I've lost my digital camera so I'm relying on my camera on my phone till we get a new one).

So far we've got the house plans picked, block scraped to start construction, Adam's done the surveying work & we currently have footings.

The builders estimate that the bricks will arrive on the 8th Jan so hopefully more will happen after that.

Below are some pics from the start to now.

Footings Dug 17/12/2007:

pics taken on 18/12/2007

Our first tap:
pic taken on 18/12/2007

Footings Concreted 20/12/2007
pics taken on 05/12/2007