We have been anxiously awaiting the start of this project, and we are officially underway!  If you saw my last post, we’re not exactly cut loose to really roll yet, but at least there’s something happening!  As a first step, we’re having our excavator do a rough grade of the area where the house will sit.  This includes removal of stumps, and general leveling out of the lot.  While he’s here, we’re having him remove a hill that would be right out front of our house.  Now we’ll have a nice front yard when the house is done.

Construction Cam

I am fine tuning a wireless, solar web cam on the construction site so that everyone can watch the construction process, and I can get snapshots of the house while it’s built.  When that’s stable (we don’t have long enough, sunny days yet), I will certainly post a link to view it.  Here’s an example of what I’m monitoring now, but I will streamline it down to just the video/picture for public viewing.  A little crooked, but better than nothing!


Video of Barden Home Rough Grade

I plan to do quite  a bit of video throughout this process.  I’ll be sure to post it as I take it.  Here’s some footage of the rough grade that I took this morning:  NOTE: You can view this video in HD by clicking on the HD Icon.


I will post another video when the excavator is done for the day.