Oh what a difference a week makes. Yes. I know. I said that before. I'm saying it again! We are onto tCarpenter #3. #2 was lovely and really wanted to work with us, but his schedule is too busy to accommodate our needs (read: full-time and a half!) tCarpenter #3 is a keeper (I hope!)
More changes. (What else is new?) So remember the double decker idea? Scrap that. No more building on top of the bus. We have decided to buy what we thought was a steel shipping container from our landlord (that is already on the land):
1. it's much cheaper to buy this than to build our own from scratch,
2. we save time building from scratch
3. we are recycling,
4. we don't have to figure out how to mount and secure it onto the bus roof,
5. the logistics of moving it are less complicated than removing/moving a structure from the roof.
So today, tCarpenter and I got to work! tCarpenter emptied all this:
So what are we doing with the container you ask? Well. We are connecting the back of the bus to it - making an L configuration. The bus will house the living room + kitchen and the container will have the bedroom + bathroom + dining room (2/3 of container). 1/3 of the container will be the shed with a separate entrance on the outside. The use of the container means that we do not have to build a new structure (upstairs) or an independent shed - which saves us $$$ (always a plus).
Today, the landlord tilled the soil in the garden. It inspires me to get on it! I hope to make it to the gardening store tomorrow to get some seeds. If I have time, I'll mix some compost into the soil.
Tomorrow's (Wednesday) agenda includes the removal of the carpet in the container, building the walls of the bathroom and removing the wooden structure that is around it.
Thursday: Electrician will wire bus and container.
Friday: Another electrician will give quote re: prepping pole + submitting permits to utilities company.
Saturday+Sunday: Taking apart the brick house structure that is currently located on the site where the bus/container will sit. This requires many hands. All friends are invited to lend theirs. You will be rewarded with food and beer. Please contact us if you want to join in the fun!
Monday: tBOY is taking a day off work to take part in the destruction/construction.
Lessons learned today: