So, here's the deal. We have decided to build a house, and document the daily goings on right here in our very first blog. It is the "Tucker Bayou" plan from Southern Living. It is also the 2007 Southern Living Idea House in northern Florida.
This is actually the THIRD set of house plans that we have been through, but the only one that we went inside. And when we did go inside, we knew we were home. Click here to check out the plans.
We have had our land for about 10 months now, but we have been eyeing it for at least a year. After some careful looking we decide to use a StoneCraft Construction and builder Danesh Foroughi. He is a very energy efficient builder in our area, he uses ICFs, which are Insulated Concrete Forms, and open and closed cell spray foam insulation. But for our house, we are using SIPs. SIP stands for Structural Insulated Panel. SIPs are basically a OSB and EPS foam sandwich, a 7/16" sheet of oriented strand board, a 4.5" sheet of expanded polystyrene foam, and a 7/16" sheet of oriented strand board.
We will keep you updated, maybe daily, depending on what is happening. Thanks for stopping by our blog and hope to see you soon.