- May 19, 2020
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This house will more than likely be where I die, hopefully at least 20-30 years from now. Not going to take out a loan to build it and it will be a house that my woman will be able to live in after I am gone.
I want single level, on slab, all 2x6 walls. Water will go in under the slab and be run in the walls in pex. Slab will be 6” with 24x24 footer, all acid stained polished, saw cut on 10x10 just like my shop. I have lived on an acid stained slab in my shop house for 14 years and it has been perfect, cool in the summer, warm enough in winter that i don’t run heat at all. I am in the foot hills of South Carolina near the North Carolina border. So cold is not an issue.
I am enlarging the garage to 48x32, that will make the future office 12x21 and the screened room 14’x21’ also will extend the covered porch by 9’ feet.
If it was not going to be a place that I was building for my fathers end of life I would probably not be building as big of a house. I work my ass off and my reward is the ability to live better than I do. Buying land and building cool things has been my life, badass shop was my goal fancy house was never a desire. I did not have a family when I built my shop.
Am I missing anything on the house build that I will regret? Absolutely do not want a crawl space, curbless shower, easy access for walkers and wheelchairs, ample parking, great area to enjoy an amazing view and a normal enough house that I am not that guy forever. If I ever decide to move I at least have a chance to sell this place. Everyone thinks a shop house is a great idea until you try to sell a 500k property that is non traditional. I never worried about it, but at some point it will be an issue for my family.