• As We Depart 2020-07-24 12:00 AM

    We had to leave Vermont and the site work was still in full swing. We snapped a few shots of the moonscape and called it a day.

  • Short Day 2020-07-22 12:00 AM

    Today was a shortened day with no pictures because while we were there, the guy running the bulldozer and moving around the giant piles of ... read more

  • Quick Comparison 2020-07-21 7:51 PM

    Here is a photo comparison. Last May Today

  • Bulldozer Stuff 2020-07-21 7:02 PM

    There were some major changes happening to the land over at our property today. Our builder refers to it as “moving piles of dirt around” ... read more

  • Big Week - Excavation and Driveway 2020-07-20 12:00 AM

    This week started with us meeting the excavation project manager and our builder at the site. They had marked out the driveway while their ... read more

  • End of Week 1 2020-07-18 8:12 PM

    We were at the site today with the machines quiet. There are large piles of things up near the headlands of the property – huge dirt piles, ... read more

  • Excavation - Day 3 2020-07-17 9:12 PM

    More stump burying today and a huge pile of brush was burned as well. Lots of boulders came out of the ground and were put in a huge pile ... read more

  • Excavation - Day 2 2020-07-17 7:52 AM

    Day two for sitework. Today was mostly stump clearing and burying as well as knocking down some of the bigger elevation changes. The ... read more

  • More Words About Land and House Features 2020-07-16 8:00 PM

    We looked at so much land before settling on the Stowe property. It was a fun search and, according to folks who live up here, they were ... read more

  • Flashback - How Did We Get Here? - Property 2020-07-16 7:53 PM

    I’m generally pretty unlucky. Various dumb accidents over the years have messed me up (who needs a heart operation after a bike accident? ... read more

  • Flashback - How Did We Get Here? - Architect 2020-07-16 7:43 PM

    I have two kids from a previous marriage – one in college, one in high school and graduating in a year (hopefully – this pandemic is ... read more

  • Reading List for Building a House in the Woods in Vermont in 2020 2020-07-16 7:26 PM

    Some books we are reading to guide our forest decisions or just learn more about the trees and vegetation (and ecosystem) “Reading the ... read more

  • Excavation Starts 2020-07-16 11:45 AM

    This week we are on-site to watch the excavation and clearing get started. Part of the woods had been cleared by the original owner prior ... read more

  • A Short Version of the Background 2020-07-16 11:30 AM

    We started this whole thing about 2 years ago, looking for a conventional house but then transitioning to building our own. If we were ... read more

  • A New House 2020-07-16 8:00 AM

    My wife A and I are building a new house in the mountains of Vermont. This site is going to be a picture-dense accounting of the journey.

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