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
Here is a photo comparison. Last May Today
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.