First there is the land.

One needs land to build anything on.  Our piece of land is approxiamately 7 acres.

Second is where to build?

site 1: view from our house

site 1: view from our house

We discovered three possibilities.  One spot in our home paddock, another on the western side of the dam:

Site 2:  the western side of the dam

Site 2: the western side of the dam

and the third on the eastern side of the dam.

 

Site 3:  The eastern side of the dam

Site 3: The eastern side of the dam

We favoured the sites by the dam.  We took a while to ponder, by the pond/dam.  The eastern side became the prefered site.  It is easier access to get to this site.  There is no vision of the road or power lines, as would be on the western side of the dam.  When it’s wet the dam can flood over the pathway and a stream can flow along the other access route to the western site.

Third is Council!

With a site decided upon, we conferred with council, and were given the OK to the site.

Fourth is the Planning:

Phase 1 – IMG_0439The drawings begin!  Keith began designing on the 27th, and so far things have changed 3 or 4 times, and will probably continue to do so for a while yet.  I’m glad we’re not in a hurry.

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