Building "off-Grid"

- Mistakes & Corrections -

I think I mentioned early on in starting this site that part of the intention was to show mistakes as well as successes.  I hate those TV home fix-up programs where they show this flawless renovation where everything goes smoothly the whole way though.  I highly doubt it works that way for the TV people, and I guarantee it didn't work that way for me.  I've made some phenomenal errors along the way, some very expensive, and some just a huge pain.  Some of them could have (should have) been prevented with a little homework, and honestly, some of them couldn't have been foreseen even with a crystal ball.  Anyway, nothing so far has been a show-stopper, but if this page helps anyone save some time or money, then it has served its purpose.

Click on the link to be directed to the page where the 'situation' is detailed.

Driveway/Survey Mistake - Short Answer:  Take NO ONE's word or "advice" on anything regarding property lines.

Structure Planning-1 - Short Answer:  Decide on a floor plan and stick with it.  Design changes on the fly

Structure Planning-2 - Short Answer:  Don't let your steep roof overhang your driveway (unless you enjoy shoveling, snow blowing or plowing).

Structure Planning-3 - Short Answer:  Maybe architects aren't such a bad idea regarding rafter design.

Structure Planning-3 - Short Answer:  Know how your upper structure will be supported so you can plan your foundation.

Scheduling and Weather - Short Answer:  Don't leave subfloor exposed to the elements for extended lengths of time.

Deck Construction - Short Answer:  Too much overhang can outweigh the rule of thumb on joist span.

Rock Landscaping - Short Answer:  Weeds and grass can grow ANYWHERE!.


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