We’ll write a full post at the end regarding our experience with the Arched Cabin crew and company. The next several posts will be daily photo updates on the build process with some commentary here and there.
We were excited to discover the foundation will be made up of 12 piers and not just 4 corners. Part of having the crew do the work is trusting that they know best. We did not have an extensive back-and-forth with the company prior to committing to the project, which is why the pier number was surprising. We analyzed the product, asked some spec questions, did research and then decided to move forward…knowing that the crew and company would understand the best approach for constructing their product.
Speaking of the crew – early Wednesday morning, Brian and I were trying to strategize how to get things done before the crew got to the property. We needed to remove our rudimentary fence, get the building permit from the house, get coffee and snacks ready at the shack, and then meet them after they ate breakfast to show them where the house was going to go.
We had spent some time at the property the night before, re-stringing the house outline but we figured we should have a conversation before the crew got to work. Well, as it turns out, the crew figured it all out! When Brian arrived at the scene, they had removed our fence, unloaded, squared up the corners of our string house and were preparing to dig holes. They didn’t need to be told the 20×24 outline was the spot for the house and they didn’t assume our corners were accurate.
We are excited to be working with professionals. I can’t wait to see what Day 2 brings!