Concrete piers finished and waiting for slab prep on our off grid cordwood home

BMR Update – Concrete Piers and a “Home” Tour


We’ve had a very unusual stretch of dry weather that has turned our mud into dust and allowed some wonderful guys to drill and pour our concrete piers!


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19 holes. 4 feet deep. 24 inches wide. 

And our land is all clay and rocks!

Fortunately for me, one of my fellow teachers has a brother and father who own a construction business and were able to do a fantastic job for us, as this was definitely NOT something we would be able to do on our own; watching them break 2 out of 3 mini excavators showed me that well enough. There will be some other jobs like that (raising our very large trusses, for starters), so it’s nice to have a network of people we can trust throughout this build. I don’t think I can emphasize that enough.  If you are going to build a house, you need to have a network of trusted professionals by your side. 

I put together a video of our piers and give a bit of a “home” tour so you can get a sense of how the layout will be.






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