We have now spent our first week living in the basement suite, as work progresses in the main part of the house. The fireplace was installed. Some more doors were put in. Trim work progressed. And we even hosted our first guests last weekend for a couple nights. Carina and Peter braved the off-gassing fumes, dust and construction zone and tested out our pull-out couch!
|Carina & Peter- our first guests!|
|The corrugated picking up the colour of|
|I love how the cedar screen creates|
patterns on the corrugated metal at
the front door.
|The pantry almost ready for supplies!|
|Child labour! Bringing up reclaimed brick for the hearth wall.|
The brick is from the porch of the original house on the lot.
|Putting the salvaged brick in "gabion" cages. I am dry-|
stacking the brick behind the fireplace. Notice the metal
clip holding the cage to the wall- it was salvaged from all
the concrete ties found from the foundation stage!
|Fireplace in place! and about 3 feet more of|
drystack brick to go!
|Yay! Basement countertops installed!|
|View from the pump-jack.|
|View DOWN from the pump jack scaffold.|