Things are coming to a head here, we may start building our hosue soon. After lots of faffing here and there, we have finally made up our minds and decided to go with a brick and mortar house.
We have no choice, municipal rules and regulations.
At first we wanted to build a sandbag house, but the architect doing the drawings never got back to us.
So for a year or so the status quo remained.
Two weeks ago, building inspector turned up, and got the fits as we are living in an “illegal structure”. Turned out that an ezehut (wooden house) on its own does not fulfill building regulations. We have asked for an extension on this matter as they want us to demolish this structure.
At first we decided to build a wooden house, but turns out it will be more expensive than brick and mortar.
Found an architect willing to help, and he drafted a letter requesting extension to the deadline. He will then come and assist us with drawing up of proper plans etc, including of a brick house.
As for the brick house, we plan to use stacking bricks, as you can build quicker with these, plus they work out cheaper.
For the roof we plan to use zinc sheeting and put insulation up underneath, so that you can view the roof trusses (extra storage space if I do a neat job with wooden planks etc).
So, now we wait for the architect to work out the costs. Will and can build it self, but need a builder to assist with the trickier parts (doors, windows etc).
So glad things are forcing us to get things done - at last. And about time too.
There are somebody selling wood from pallets, my idea is to use said wood for a floor, instead of tiles or carpet. And for the walls as well, giving the illusion of a wooden house. Still playing around with that idea though.