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Mod House Canning, NS – Painted and Landscaped

It’s been 1.5 years since we moved into our modern modular home and 1.5 years since I last posted under the title Building Small on North Avenue.    It’s been 1.5 years of landscaping our place and mostly working on design projects for my clients.  If any one is still …

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Our team at Kent Homes has been busy today.  While the siding is being installed on the outside… … the painting has been completed on the inside.  Cabinets have arrived and are ready for installation. And the window and door trims, which were all pre-made, have been set in place ready for installation. Looks like tomorrow will be another big day!

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Spice is nice and it’s the colour of our new front door. Looking through the front door, you can see the hall closet and the window beyond. This is our black metal roof, nearly complete.  The house on the right is our neighbour on the production line.This is our kitchen.  These two windows will be between the counter and the upper cabinets.  Eager to see the Adorne lighting controls and receptacles installed!  Watch for an upcoming post on the Adorne product line – not your boring old light switch! Looking into the living/dining room from the entry hall.  The closet …

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Progress seems to be made quickly on a factory-built home.  Here are the latest images from Laura at Kent Homes.  The opening on the left is our studio window which will face toward the road.  The openings visible down the side of the structure are the two kitchen windows. The flooring is laid before the walls are installed and then it is covered with heavy plastic to protect it.  This is our silver oak vinyl plank flooring.  I’m REALLY hoping that the pattern doesn’t repeat too often – fingers crossed!       This will be the south facing side.  …

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Walls and ceiling moving into position.  This is the roof structure with drywall in place. This is the inside side of our studio’s east wall.  Michael’s computer will be in front of the window and mine to the right. This is beginning to take shape!   Until next time…    

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Daily photos from Kent Homes’ production line. Apparently, this button lifts and lowers our floor structure onto the raised platform so insulation and finishing can be done on the underside of our home.     Until next time…

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Here’s something everyone should know about building an “outside the box”  home that is smaller than the average 1250 square feet per person and environmentally friendly – a home that damages the land as little as possible.  Once you’ve found a builder that sees the vision and has the skills to make it a reality… … you’ve got to convince the permit people at the county and the bank that it won’t: A. fall over,           B. sink into the earth, and/or             C. be carried off by pelicans     …

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OK.  We’re back.  After two and half months of meetings, waiting for replies and researching options – all in an effort to stay the course of building small and staying within budget –  we are surprisingly calm and feeling that all will fall into place in the best possible ways. The deadline of June 30th is looming largely on the horizon.  On that date, we must either commit to an entire additional year in our rental accommodation or plan to be out on September 30th.  We never imagined that eight and a half months of our rental year would be …