The latest milestone in the construction of our House By The Water is the suspended slab. Before you get excited, there is nothing fancy about a “suspended slab” – it just means it is not on the ground, it spans the space between the walls. But if you would like to get excited or astounded by the amount of steel reinforcements and electrical conduits that go into a slab, go right ahead. I am rather amazed myself.
The heat in Western Australia last week was rather extreme. Our slab pour was postponed a couple of days in an attempt to pour the concrete in lower temperatures.
Thanks to our Site Supervisor from Webb and Brown-Neaves for the photos.
Because we like pretty things on House By The Water, and maybe, like me, you don’t think our new concrete is quite in the “pretty” category, let me show you some good-looking concrete.
One of my favourite home-building bloggers, Happy Laughs, has finally arrived at the fun part of home building. Happy Laughs and her family live on a farm in Texas and have become “owner-builders” late in the process of their build. They are fully in charge of the finishings for their huge barn. It’s tricky to describe the style of their house. They’ve used gigantic reclaimed wood beams and have an unstained concrete floor but to call it rustic would not do it justice. Happy Laughs likes country style but with some Scandanavian, industrial and modern influences. How about that for a combination? Check out her amazing chandelier, incredible fire place and gorgeous ceilings for yourself on Happy Laugh’s blog: happylaughs.wordpress.com
If you are on Instagram you can see Happy Laugh’s new house and her little cowboys and cowgirls enjoying the farm at: instagram.com/happylaughs6
And, if you haven’t found me on Instagram yet, I’m here: instagram.com/housebythewater