Burning Down the House (4/15/2019)

Gretchen and I are planning our forever home in the mountains of Virginia.
We have a local agent who will manage the work to build:
  • Well (Completed)
  • Footers and foundation
  • Sub-floor
  • Exterior walls and skin
  • Metal Roof
  • Waste plumbing
We plan on doing all the finishing work ourselves:
  • Electric
  • Plumbing
  • Gas lines
  • Interior walls
  • Exterior wall finishing (ship-lap)
  • Interior wall finishing (tongue and groove)
  • Floors and Ceiling (tongue and groove)
  • Making our own bathroom tiles and installing them
  • Cabinets without any metal
We inspected the property with the hopes of saving the existing structure.
it was in really good condition from about 6 inches above the floor up, but the joists and sub-floor were completely rotted out.
So we got our local agent to destroy it.
The process is basically: bite off a chunk, move it to the burn pile, and burn it.
The house keeps getting smaller and the fire keeps getting bigger.