For a chronological listing of our building projects with ICF (or insulated concrete forms), be sure to look through the ICF Building Index tab in the menu bar. I realize it has been awhile since I updated you on phase 2 of our ICF house building. Now, don't think we have been lazy and not working - we have! Been working that is. For those of you who want to catch up on what I am talking … [Read more...] about Finishing the ICF Basement Interior
As many of you know, we have been building our home overlooking the vineyard out of ICF (insulated concrete forms) and you can follow the chronological progress in the ICF Building Index. We have recently back filled the ICF basement walls and are winterizing the vineyard before finishing the new expansion. In the meantime, we have been planning the building materials necessary for the … [Read more...] about Oak from Tennessee
For a chronological listing of our ICF (insulated concrete forms) building, please see the ICF Building Index found in the menu bar. Our ICF (insulated concrete form) basement is finally beginning to look like a basement! There is now dirt against two sides rather than just dirt mounds. It looks amazingly better! After finishing the first coat of the EIFS (exterior insulation finishing … [Read more...] about Move That Dirt, Baby!
For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. I love the look of stucco! Especially since we are going for the "Tuscan" look in our vineyard home, stucco is what I want! Real stucco is applied in multiple layers and is very labor intensive. But, we have found something that gives the same look as stucco but is more durable and easy to apply - great for … [Read more...] about 3 Steps to Beautiful Stucco – DIY!
For a chronological listing of our building projects with ICF (or insulated concrete forms), be sure to look through the ICF Building Index tab in the menu bar. In January 2012, we finished phase 1 of what will eventually be our basement built out of ICF (insultated concrete forms). We have been enjoying being in our own home but are so excited to finally be expanding it! During my absence … [Read more...] about ICF Basement Expansion
For a chronological listing of our ICF building see ICF Building Index. Finally! I really can't believe we have started! Yes, this week John began digging out the dirt to expand the basement walls of our home which overlooks the vineyard! If you have been following our adventure of starting the vineyard and building our own home, you know that we are now living in what will eventually be … [Read more...] about Building with ICF – Phase 2