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Moving house

Moving house

5 days agoHouse Build

After six months in one spot, it was finally time to hookup the RV again, but this time our journey was a little shorter than usual!

Breaking ground... and machines!

Breaking ground... and machines!

2 months agoHouse Build

We've well and truly broken ground now, hitting some major milestones but also breaking some things along the way.

Grading begins

Grading begins

3 months agoHouse Build

After a couple of hectic weeks of final preparation, this week we had our first glimpse of what lies beneath the surface on our property.

Change of Plans

Change of Plans

3 months agoHouse Build

After a lot of consideration, we decided to part ways with our architects. Since then, everything has been turned upside down...in a good way!

Oops! We did it again...

Oops! We did it again...

5 months agoNews

Between our travel trailer, equipment trailer and portable sawmill we're no strangers to towing, and this week we added another trailer to our collection!

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

New Tool Day: Table Saw & Planer

5 months agoTools & Equipment

We visited the Rockler store in Salem, NH to pick up some exciting new tools - a Sawstop Jobsite Table Saw and Dewalt DW735X planer.

Preparing to Plant

Preparing to Plant

5 months agoHouse Build

Our projected final frost date is fast approaching so we've been planning this year's gardening projects and getting things ready to plant.

Roofing... already?!

Roofing... already?!

6 months agoVolunteering

Even though we're still clearing trees for our house site, this week I've been working on installing a roof!

Eggstra Special Update

Eggstra Special Update

6 months agoHouse Build

We continue to make progress with clearing the site, found time to make our first ever homemade maple syrup and traded for some fresh local eggs.

First Campfire of 2022

First Campfire of 2022

6 months agoLand

Yes, it's March. And we're in Vermont. And it might have only been 45°F (7°C) on Monday evening but that didn't stop us having our first campfire of 2022.

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Off-grid or on-grid?

Off-grid or on-grid?

3 days agoHouse Build

As we're building our dream home in Vermont, there's one big question we have to answer: should we connect to power or go off-grid?

Well Install: Part 4 - Water Testing

Before we can drink from our well, we need to test the water to make sure it's safe. After a nervous wait, here's what we discovered.

Well Install: Part 3 - Temporary Setup

How do you run a well pump manually using power from a generator? We create a temporary setup to do just that and fill our RV tank.