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My homebuilding project in Yelm,Wa..new pics!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by reddot556, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    Hey everyone!!,
    I wanted a few acres of land with lots of trees that i could afford.I also wanted to be able to shoot on my land. I settled on Yelm because its kind of a small town,away from the hustle and bustle of the type that i came from..Yelm has everything i need but if they don't Lacey and Olympia are very close by.So, i got this 5 acres for around $60,000. To build a house ires earched and decided on Lexar homes..mainly because i like the floor plan..This will be a ongoing post to chronicle my task..
    In this photo..its the property as seen from the street when i bought it
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    This is the well getting drilled
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    preliminary road in
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    clearing..i did this my self..5 acres is a lot to beautify!!
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    back part of property after clearing
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    house pad cut
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    Foundation poured..putting in foundation and roof drains
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    ready to start building!!
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  2. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    Well this week ending 3-21 we got the crawl space plastic down and the floor joists put in..must get it inspected on Monday before framing starts
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    These pesky animals are everywhere!!!
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  3. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    ok...got a little framing done this week

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    This one is looking toward the back of the house,from the backyard area
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  4. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    here are the roof trusses being delivered

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  5. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    Bought the boys some pizza and sodas cause they do such good work.
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  6. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    looking like a house
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  7. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    I so Know that area!!!! I used to live in Parkland, then Spanaway, then bought a WW II bungalo house, just off the "Test Jet Engines HERE" on the old McChord AFB!

    When I moved East of the mountains, err... Circa 1978.... We received a wonderful gift, of a full grown, AKC Irish Setter, from a local YELM person....

    Yelm, a great eara... Congrats!

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  8. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Dream come true, congrats reddot, keep us posted!
     
  9. Ron Eagle Elk

    Ron Eagle Elk Outside Ft Lewis East Gate Active Member

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    Hey New Neighbor, I live in Nisqually Pines. Don't know how long you've been in the Yelm area, but if it's new to you. Mr Doug's has pretty fair breakfasts and really good burgers, Tacos Gaby has the best Mexican food around, La Gitana has some really great wood fired gourmet pizza but are a bit spendy. For BBQ hit up Jim Bob's in McKenna.
     
  10. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    It is my dream to buy some property and do something just like you have. Thanks for sharing the pictures and keep them coming!
     
  11. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    have gone to jim bobs for breakfast..very good...will try the others you posted..thanks
     
  12. FZRider

    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    Went to Taco Gaby after seeing Divergent tonight...great movie and great food!!

    On the original topic house is looking good...would love to have property like that!
     
  13. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    How exciting is that! Thanks for sharing, and keep the pics coming.
    Any good soil for gardening?

    Mike
     
  14. Jeedia

    Jeedia Tacoma, WA Member

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    Nice i love the yelm area. I live in tacoma, but want to move out some where i can have a private range, when i dont have a commute. Congrates
     
  15. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    roof shingles were installed today and some of the sheathing was put on the outside..the framers will finish some time tomorrow so i'll have more outside pics.
    here are a few looking out the window pics.please disregard the piles of dirt and garbage..and jeep..
    looking out my bedroom window:
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    looking out my bathroom window:
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    looking out my office/desk area window:
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    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    Roof completed and outside sheathing basically done..i'm now waterproof for the most part. Plumbers next!!

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  17. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a nice castle. Buying the guys pizza is a great idea.
    Savvy person you are...
     
  18. reddot556

    reddot556 thurston county Member

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    coming right along
    The siders are at work installing "tyvek" and the windows

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    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Getting closer! Can't wait for the new house party!! :)
     
  20. samuelm16

    samuelm16 se pdx Well-Known Member

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    What is your cost for the building of the house permits materials labor surveys? Minus the land im just curious getting ready to buy our first house here in the near future