#IceBucketChallenge for ALS Canada [Video]
Unless you've been living under a rock somewhere, I'm sure you've seen countless people - friends, coworkers & celebrities alike - dousing themselves in buckets of ice cold water & then uploading the videos to their various social media accounts & challenging their friends in order to raise awareness for ALS. So when Kes & I saw the ice bucket challenge begin to make its rounds in each of our facebook feeds, we knew it was only a matter of time before someone called us out.
Dreamhouse Update: Construction Progress Report [Video]
Things have been crazy busy lately - which you've probably gathered from our lack of blog posts in the last month. It's been a bit of a struggle trying to strike the balance between our day jobs, being a parent to a 5 year old (Yes our little guy is FIVE now), working on the house, & staying on top of the blog, but we're working on it. Thankfully though - this time, our silence here hasn't meant things over at the Dreamhouse have ground to a halt. Quite the opposite actually. Things have really progressed since our last update & we're even starting to glimpse that light at the end of the tunnel. So rather than ramble on and on about all of the things that have been happening we thought it might be easier to share a quick video progress report so you can see for yourselves.
Checkin in from #Workcation: First 3 days of DIY
Workcation: work·ca·tion (noun) 1. A period of vacation from normal work activities, not used for rest, recreation, or travel, but rather used to work your house: Eg. Team Dreamhouse is on workcation right now. This week Kes and I decided to take the week off to knock a huge DIY off our to-do list. We'll be installing our radiant in-floor heating system. We'll get into the full details of radiant heating in a more in-depth post in the coming weeks, but right now I just wanted to give you a quick glimpse into the fun we've been having so far...
We Made the Cut!!
We've got some big news to share today. Remember that video we shot a few weeks ago for PARA Paints?? Well last week PARA announced the names of the 5 lucky winners that were chosen to be a part of the 2014 PARA Blog Crew
All framed up!
We've walked you through the main floor, as well as the upstairs, so now we figured it's only fair to show you how it all came together from the outside. Front exterior view Rear exterior view It's one thing to see it on paper, but now to actually have the structure up & be able to grasp the scale & depth of things, only then do you really see the beauty of the angles of the design
Framing Walk thru pt. 2 [Video]
Its been a busy week but Kes FINALLY found some spare time to edit the video footage from the second floor framing walk through. We know that since last week's walk through of the main floor some of you have been anxious to see how the upstairs came together, well you don't have to wait any longer
It’s another Framing Friday! [Video]
Happy Framing Friday!! Today we're FINALLY posting the video of the walk through we took last week when we arrived home from vacation to find the framing crew hard at work. We know we kept you waiting a little longer than we'd hoped, but thanks for being patient with us. So without any further delay
Pouring a little concrete [Video]
Things are finally underway! Now that the site is prepped, the actual construction can begin. We happened to stop by the site just in time to catch the boys pouring the concrete for the footings that will support the foundation of our house. Footing forms ready for concrete We thought we'd take the opportunity to give you a quick glance at one of the most important parts of the house that is rarely ever seen. In our next post we'll get into the full details of this phase of the build and all of the bumps we encountered along the way. Stay tuned
After the dust settled… [Video]
We've been pretty busy with the holidays and enjoying some down time with the family. The only down side of that is we haven't had much time to update the blog. Just because we've been quiet though, doesn't, mean we haven't had busy bees working away on site. We're fortunate enough to have a dedicated crew of guys willing to work almost right through the holidays to help us make up some of the time we lost. Now that the demo is complete, things have finally started moving forward so in the coming weeks there will be lots to share. To
The Demolition [Video]
With the holidays around the corner we've been super busy, but the demolition video is finally edited and ready to go! When you watch the video, it'll seem like all smashing & crashing, but in actual fact, the backhoe operator was quite the artist. He used the machine like an extension of his arm - in some instances, only removing a few bricks at a time. It was pretty amazing to watch. Anyway, here it is - what it looks like when a few hundred thousand dollars comes crashing to the ground