Posts from the ‘Building Our House’ category

Abandoning the Wisdom of Crowds on Big Ticket Items

Anyone paying attention to the web over the past five years ago is aware of the rise of crowd-sourcing and all its permutations. Whether it’s the…

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House Diary #6: Many Meetings

I haven’t written about the process of building our house on Pender Island for a while. That’s mostly because not a lot has happened. Our architect…

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My First Attempt at Microsoft Photosynth

We were on our property on Pender Island again this morning, meeting with our architect and builder. While they staked out the precise location of the…

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House Diary #5 – The 3-D Model

Last week we met with John, our architect. After some initial paper sketches, he renders his house plans in Google SketchUp, so that his clients can…

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House Diary #4 – Baby’s First Structure

This post is a slight detour from the previous ‘we’re building a house’ stories, but I figured last weekend’s activities merited documentation. We decided that we…

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How I Feel About Camping

I’ve got a longer post pending on last weekend’s activities, but in the meantime I wanted to share this photo with you. It depicts the first…

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House Diary #3 – Sketches

This is a third in a series of posts about the process of building a house on Pender Island. If you’re just joining us, you may…

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House Diary #2: The Site Visit

This is the second in a series of blog posts about the process of building our house on Pender Island. If I’m sufficiently dedicated, one of…

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