So, for the last few years we have been overhauling our small house to make it meet our needs more. We prefer to be outside as much as possible so the first item on the list was a verandah/deck on three sides of the house. The total floor area of the deck now exceeds the internal floor area and having a three sided affair, we are able to use it in almost any weather.
It is still a work in progress but, as shown in previous posts here, here and here, we are looking very much different theses days.
So we have now turned our minds to other areas. We want to do the inside of course, but first, thanks to the blacksoil we live on, the house needs some re-stumping and levelling.
Our builder started work this week, digging out underneath the house in order to do the above, relocate our water pump, replace our povo laundry - and create a sewing room for me while he's there (woo hoo!). He will also replace the internal stairs we removed when we installed our fireplace last winter.
Some pics of the action:
|View of back deck|
|Underneath at front|
|Southern side of house (my new sewing room)|
I think he'll stop digging soon - oil can't be far away! Anyway, if anyone is interested, there will be more progress shots in the near future.