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Where Am I?

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Time for an update, I think.• I'm waiting to hear back from PG&E; about the easement. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they won't object to us building with a small part of the house sitting under the overhead power lines.• I flew to LA on Tuesday [...]

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Going Backwards To Go Forwards

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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One of those days where everything goes backwards: the entire roof system was lifted so that the framers could place 2x6 top plates around the entire perimeter of the house, above the steel posts (see picture below). This took most of the day, and the [...]

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Welcome Dwell Readers

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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So Dwell has a bit in this month's prefab issue about our cabin. While it's "told by" me, I have to say that the voice and the points of emphasis aren't what I'd have picked. And they linked to the luminhaus instead of our site! But who can really [...]

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A Ridiculous Amount of Screwing

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Mysteriously and frustratingly, another four day work week at The Minnie House for everyone whose name is not Steve, and the possibility of moving in over Valentine's Day weekend is ebbing away like the tide at Southend on Sea. This is the construction [...]

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A House Will Soon Become A Home

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Every year we worry that Indian Summer in the Bay Area is never going to arrive, until it eventually shows up in all its glory. This year's Indian Summer is well and truly underway, and as usual it's a wonderful thing to behold.The builders started [...]

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I Could Murder A Cup of Tea

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I'm still hoping to move in on Saturday. Of course that depends on Chai the Building Inspector. Everything's frantic and frenetic as I try to get everything finished. Thanks to the loan of a neighbor's butane stove I was able to brew my first cup of [...]

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Yes, I like birds...

by Chris (noreply@blogger.com) from A PreFab Project  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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I am so building one of these (after the downstairs deck, the landscaping, the basement closets, the [...]

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A Machine For Living

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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While we wait for the return of sunshine and blue skies (which should arrive in the next couple of days) and an opportunity to take some more definitive photos, here's a little something to pass the time.The Minnie House is a completely and utterly [...]

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The Hang Over

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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See that lovely kitchen island? I didn't notice until yesterday afternoon, but there's something missing: a 10" overhang near the big windows, which was supposed to be the breakfast nook. I always imagined myself sitting there on a stool, eating breakfast [...]

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Lights! Music! Action!

by Steve Rapport (noreply@blogger.com) from The Minnie House  (prefab blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:04 AM
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Sadly I still can't answer the $64,000 question: when are you moving in? I missed a very big window of good-weather opportunity to get the final trench dug and water service established, and now the winter storm season has returned with a vengeance we're [...]

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