Our Net-Zero Home in Long Beach, California

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    How is Construction Going?

    The question our friends ask most frequently is, "How is construction going?"

    Our answer is, "We haven't started yet."

    We've owned the property for 1-1/2 years and we have not started construction yet. There are a lot of reasons for that, but at the same time, we are still well within our self-defined deadline of November 1, 2016, for finishing our home. At this point, with El Niño approaching, we will wait for the predicted torrential rains to subside before we start construction.

    Also, we still have quite a way to go with getting construction documents prepared and approved by the city. Our architect is waiting for our decision on our construction method. (More on that in a later blog post.)

    Our General Contractor suggests that we start preparing the lot by rebuilding delapidated retaining walls as weather permits. We will follow his advice.

    We'll let you know when we started laying the slab foundation. Hopefully in March 2016.


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