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5 d5 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I've had a full week onsite but don't seem to have a great deal to show for it. I did have some running around ordering and buying materials, finally made…

6 d6 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Flashing suggestions

Thanks Pulse - I thought I might have to do that but was hoping for a not cutting alternative!!

6 d6 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Flashing suggestions

Hi - I've decided to put a cover over the entrance way to my kitchen.
The wall has unbroken 3600 high sheets of 8.5 fibre cement. The corrugated iron sheet butts…

Flashing suggestions
8 d8 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks AKB - It wasn't ever going to be a regular shipping container home as I have never really been taken with the container aesthetic! Which probably begs the question…

14 d14 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Brief update for the last few days. Finished off the back East wall of the facade, epoxied screw holes and sanded back, then gave the wall and the 'shed' 2…

19 d19 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

It does - of all weather conditions it's the winds I hate the most!

20 d20 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Hi Berek,
When I originally designed the house I didn't have anywhere at that stage to build it (was looking for land.)
That is why the front of the house doesn't face…

21 d21 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

More rain - 75mm one day (almost 3") made working outside difficult.
But it's filled my dam and the continuous drizzle will replenish the sub-soil moisture lost due to the…

28 d28 dwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Only 3 days this week (including today) to work on the house. So made some progress on the front wall of the facade.
More rain interruptions as well made it…

1 month1 monthwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

My 4 free days this week don't seem to have produced much, but I was working quite solidly each day. Heavy rains also interrupted work a few times.
All I managed…

1 month1 monthwaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Head cold is almost over but it slowed me down a little - especially as I couldn't afford to take time off teaching. My 3 days a week is paying…

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Please review our first custom floorplan

Perhaps you could lessen the length of the study nook (looks to be 2700 long - quite a lot for its purpose.) and take a little from
the linen closet…

Please review our first custom floorplan
2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Bit more....
Support post is set.


Currently 3 days teaching a week so 4 on site. ATM I have a thick head cold (picked up from students - a common situation for…

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

A little more progress since returning to teaching - finished the last little bit of cladding then started on the facade.

Started on the small room just outside the kitchen. This…

2 months2 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Well it took Bunnings 3 weeks (!!!Grrr...) to get my fibro screws in. So while waiting I gave all the cladding panels their 2 top coats and then I began…

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3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Well the weather has behaved itself so I have managed to work every day on site.
Finished the last panel on the West side of the house (the thin unfinished…

3 months3 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Well of course there was rain! (40mm on one day) not complaining though as we still need it. But drizzle days and cold too.
So only a little outside progress since…

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4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

This last week the weather was being a little temperamental which slowed down my outside work.
One thing I finished was the verandah end beam. What I thought would be an…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

A bit more progress these last few days.
Verandah end and 2 more cladding panels.

First undercoat, plus I painted the verandah posts. I intend to put a matching beam at the…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

School finished up for me for the next 6 weeks on Wednesday so I can spend every day on site.
When my fibro cutting blade broke last week I put…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

The winds this morning were quite light so I forged ahead to try and finish this whole side including under the verandah. Typically - as usual when I am on…

4 months4 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Weed numbers have diminished (spending only about an hour each day hunting them down!) so a little more time on the house.
Have seen almost no snakes this season - except…

5 months5 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

A few small jobs finished. Weed killing is taking quite a lot of my time ATM being Spring and all the rain we've had.
I painted 2 undercoats and 2 topcoats…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Paterson's curse is rampant here in Goulburn, also around Grenfell where my partner lives. Pastures full of it has looked quite beautiful alongside flowering canola in these regions.
Over the past…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

I've been waiting for the winds to die down for what seemed like weeks in order to put up the verandah cladding. While waiting, weed control still takes 2-3 hours…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Thanks AKB - I agree about the shadowline fibro. I wish I had discovered it earlier. I may consider replacing the back wall with it at a later date as…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Perth NOR OB on 5 Acres - Kitchen and Pool :-)

Place looks great finished AKB and I'm so envious of your pool!! :-D
I'm still a long way off! At least I have a pool (ie…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Next I needed to cut out the door in the guest bedroom:

Then I began framing the other walls:


And I have also put in my first door (a nerve wracking exercise…

6 months6 monthswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Wow - where did the time go? I'm still alive and no...still haven't finished the house!
Life keeps getting in the way.

Most of 2019 I worked almost full…

2 years2 yearswaxinggibbouswaxinggibbous posted:
Tondelver House - Shipping Container Build

Well the last 5 months have flown. Apart from working almost full time and losing time because of Xmas and New Year, I took off on another trip for just…

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