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Storyteller 05-18-2012 06:38 PM

My Humble Estate, from Cottage to Castle
 
so I have a 28'x150' lot. Its very small. My house is pretty tiny, its maybe 650 sq ft total, with maybe 450 sq ft livable. Its one bedroom, one bath. I live alone except for a small visitor every other weekend :)

Im going to be turning it into a proper place to live. Little by Little, piece by piece.

Here are the before pics:

Front of House,

http://i49.tinypic.com/30xd0dw.jpg
Front of the House from the Street

http://i45.tinypic.com/wufret.jpg
garden wall and flower beds, just off sidewalk

http://i48.tinypic.com/13yqszq.jpg
a tiny pool, one of my gargoyles has taken it over. Had some blocks he was sitting on but they got used for a flower bed


Backyard for foundation project

http://i49.tinypic.com/kb2g3.jpg
the Jungle, going to be cleaned up and graded down for A/C and Utility work, any extra concrete from the foundation will go here so it doesnt over grow.

http://i47.tinypic.com/14tlyza.jpg
end of house, lets you know how small it is, fence sure needs work, wont hire that guy again...

http://i45.tinypic.com/wvtwkp.jpg
house edge for plumbing and an edge to the foundation, I dont have to put a footing here, just tie it in.

http://i46.tinypic.com/5xpcnn.jpg
this will all be concrete about right to where I am standing the width of the house, ready for a 2 story addition


Rest of house:


http://i49.tinypic.com/vg6ao6.jpg
the corner there where the house sticks out, you can see the old paint coming off and the new washing machine drains and dryer vent

http://i48.tinypic.com/2po4ikx.jpg
here is the side yard, going to put down sand and small gravel to make a play area for my kid.

I have a few other projects, Ill post on as I go. As you can see, its not much of a house right now, but Ill be working on it all summer and post how things go.

gregzoll 05-18-2012 11:02 PM

What is with all of the graffiti.

Storyteller 05-18-2012 11:08 PM

I make statues, I have to clean out the nozzles on the spray cans after I use them, so you hold them upside down for a few seconds and spray till its clear. I got bored with making runny dots so I started making patterns and such. It needs painted over anyway so Im not real worried about it. Painting is another project Im working on. After I get the house painted, strange marking will get moved to the back of my fence instead.

twostuds 05-22-2012 06:07 PM

Alrighty then.....

teamcampreder 05-23-2012 07:53 AM

You might want to use that cardboard in picture #7 to clean your spray nozzles. Otherwise you will end up having to redo your fence at some point too :)


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