The land we're buying is completely wild and we're starting from scratch on it. Here's us exploring where we want to put the house. You can't see it in this picture but there's a stream running trough there too. So much potential! #homesteading#buyingland#buildingourdream#unbearables
My peg board is getting full! We're officially at 21 different designs of earrings! That's so exciting for our little at home business 😄 Before we can add to our collection I'm gonna have to figure out where to put them. Thank you all for supporting our business. Everything you see can be found at www.fnmcreations.com. Along with our earrings and t-shirt designs, there's loads more to come 😉. Keep an eye out for handmade bags, accessories, and home decor! #fnmcreations #handcraftedgoods #buildingourdream #earrings #bags #tshirts #homedecor #accessories #everythingmadebyus
FINALLY!! today, we signed our building contract! We made another step forward towards our dream becoming a reality! So happy with our fixed price and excited for the mychoices session! We also made some grown up decisions on outlet exterior colours and landscape design for the front of our yard to be approved by estate developers. Can’t wait to take you on our building journey. #buildingourdream#firstbuild#firsthome#buildingourfuture#committed
What a very, very special day was today? After a very hard day yesterday, having to retrain breast feeding after having done well so far we still decided to go home today and it was a very good decision indeed.
I wanted to take the chance and thank all staff at the LKH Hall for their amazing work. Not only did they do an amazing job delivering Melissa last Sunday via a short notice c-section, their entire staff is just so amazing and wonderful! It was an immense help that @alexandrevitalalmeida was able to sleep in my room in the hospital!! A very special thanks goes out to Schwester Birgit for her patience and competence yesterday. I might just have given up on breast feeding if it wasn't for her!!!🙏🏨
Well, that all said you can imagine that our construction site did not stop while we were off. But the fantastic helpers held on and in the last 4 days everything missing outside and inside was finished. Very special thanks here to my dad, Albert and my granddad who were there all the time while we were unable to go ourselves. And what they have done!!! Lots has changed and it was really great to come back today, see all the progress, officially end the construction (yeah, a few bits and pieces are still to do on our end but this is not mega urgent stuff).🏠
So you can see it was a looong and busy day and I need to finish writing before my eyes get even heavier... 😴😴😴
. #buildingourdream#buildingourhome#buildingourhouse#wolfhaus#fertigteilhaus#prefabricatedhouse#the hardestpartisover #lkhhall#babynews#newborn#baby#tired
The Blueprints... 👷🏼♀️ The house comes with an installation guide that shows us where each panel goes. Each one is numbered, we just have to find the panels on site and get on with it.
That's easier said than done - when we thought we'd offloaded the whole house from one articulated lorry, it turns out there were THREE lorries of house!
Thank god we have a long drive. Swipe to see the state of it after the delivery. This isn't even half of it 🤦🏼♀️
Who are we?
We are a Joint Venture between 2 Families
The Schneiders (Ben & Casey 👨👩👧) &
The Whites (Kegan & Jaymie 👨👩👧👦) (if we were ever famous maybe the pap's would call us the SCHNITES?) We all grew up in beautiful Port Stephens so of course we all love the beach as we have the worlds best beaches on our doorstep!
Want to come see this for yourself?
YOU are in luck because we are building YOU the best accomodation in the *world!* (Anna Bay)
Although you must be warned if you do not like crystal blue water, golden rolling sand dunes, frolicking dolphins, migrating whales, cuddly koalas, abundant fishing, delicious restaurants, sexy cocktails and ledgendary locals then maybe this place is not for you.. come any way.. I guarantee you will love it! (and if not please feel free to *NOT* leave us a review 😋) We are on a mission to build you a sexy luxurious beachside abode in the ultimate holiday destination... this is going to be the kind of place we all want to escape to!
If you want to join us on our building journey then please follow and share our story!! We hope to be accomodating you on your next holiday in 2020.
Well we are getting our first fall rain. We were getting pretty low on water so it was a huge blessing to get 150 gallons the first night. Oh yeah ... we are supposed to be talking about my garden... for those who are new last years garden was a complete bust due to chipmunks. This year to try to avoid that problem i planted in pots and put them all in a screen tent. No problems untill about mid august when forrest foliage was really dead. Then they focused on my tent. Which was nothing that spectacular. I lost over half of everything i planted due to some late freezing temps. I did try one last effort to replant about august but all my sprouts were eaten within days of popping up. So what i have is one tomatoe plant that survived and has a few baby tomatoes that im super excited for. And about 5 late start cucumbers im not sure if ill see a cucumber but im hoping for at least one 😋. All in all 2019 garden was a FAIL. Hopefylly next year will be better. #garden#gardening#2019gardenupdate#learningandgrowing#growingtogether#learningtogether#buildingourdream#homestead#homesteading#offgrid#offgridlife#offgridliving#selfsustaining#rockbottomwildthings
A house on a lorry... Always my favourite bit of Grand Designs when Kevin describes how someone's house has been made somewhere else and it all gets delivered on a lorry! 🚛
Our house is made of SIPs, so it's like a giant jigsaw puzzle, all fabricated in Scotland and put together by us! 🧩
We had dramas as the hire company delivered the wrong kind of forklift and managed to deliver it directly onto where we'd recently dug for drainage, so the forklift got stuck before it had even moved! It took two trucks to pull it out.
One side complete now i get to organize some of our tools so we can actually find things when we need them 😂 its the little things that bring me excitement! Im so proud of Ron he did an amazing job as always and i just love this wall! Best of all it was completely free. No nails recycled rope and trees from our land. 💜
~WEEK 45~ Only 2.5 weeks left living is this beautiful home. Apart from the extra commuting it really has felt like home! Hopefully our new tenants will enjoy it just as much as we have. 9 yrs ago today we came back from our honeymoon and I gave up smoking... haven’t touched even a vape since. I wish I had the same will power with food, but hey, life’s too short to spend stressing. Enjoy life and what you have because you blink and the time just runs away!
Friday 13th... I’m pretty superstitious but actually we were delivered great news this morning that we will get our meter box next week... which means we will have electric!!! Woohoo! I was getting prepared to live with torches 😂
My little beauty’s have survived their first full week at school this week. After all the worrying for Jack settling in, he has been doing “kiss and drop” all week and walking from the gate by himself....💙 Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the sunshine! #itsfriday#countdown#week45#buildingourdream#newbuild#riverview#school#willpower
Day 19: what a day!!! Good amount of helpers again, yay and lots done, yay!!! 🎉
I guess the pictures say it Alm themselves: lower roofs ✔️, scaffolding gone ✔️, preparation for the roughcast of the cellar ✔️, screws of inside plasterboards rechecked ✔️, first floor empty and clean✔️
But still running against time. Floor insolation arrives this Friday and until then the house needs to be emptied and cleaned inside. Still lots of tools being used and lots of rubbish being produced but we will get it all sorted. 🙏
We officially need to buy more hours to get it all done but next week a few days and the hardest part should be over. 🎉
Another day staying from 7am until approx. 10pm and seems like I am about to get a cold (sore throat and blocked nose) so let's hope we do not get too much homework this weekend for some well needed rest.😅
9 8411 September, 2019
Massive erection.... 🍆
I'm not going to hashtag those two words! 😂
This is pretty stressful. Because this house is made of Structural Insulating Panels, the frame is precision engineered off site. We have to lay the footings and steels (12 of them) to within 5mm. From corner to corner, the house is over 15 metres long! That's not a lot of tolerance!
The steels are bolted into the foundations and then more concrete is poured over. If we get it wrong, we're in trouble!
The big steel holds up the roof steels, so that's how tall the house will be.
Time lapse of some of our walls going up!
Such an exciting day over here.
Just want to say thank you for all of the love and support you guys have given us!!! It has gotten us through the tough time and has made the celebrating even sweeter 🥰
Happy Valentines Day! I can’t help but do one more post about my Valentine. I couldn’t imagine this life - or this build for that matter - without anyone else by my side. I thought these three photos were a good summary of us: polished on our wedding day, never “fully” together at our friends’ wedding, and Nick being a good sport while I drag him to every architectural salvage place around and make him stand next to things I want for size comparison (he is 6’4” so it’s helpful). 😁We’re under a month away from five years of marriage and over ten years together. It hasn’t always been perfect or easy and we work hard to continually build this marriage and now a home. But at least we have someone we love to share in the ups and downs. Have a wonderful rest of this day of love! .
2/28/19 🖤 something we’ve been dreaming for and working so hard for happened and i never want to forget this day.
we became gold leaders in @youngliving today and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing infused tribe team. 🖤 this is about so much more than just money or rank. it’s about saying “yes”, dreaming big and helping others. and we’ve gotten to do that alongside of family, best friends, and new friends.