Tossing and Turning the Day Away

With gale force winds in motion and sand and dirt blowing into every open eye and ear, we marked out the border of the foundation for the house.

It worked out about 41 foot by 26. The land is on a significant slope too so lots of levelling is needed to make sure that the foundation the house will be laid on is secure.


Before any of that happened we spent the best part of two days weeding and digging out all of the grass and other vegetation to make sure we were working with relatively clean soil.

Next up, we got a digger in to help shift the soil. The driver must have been pushing 15, but maneuvered the machine with a very assured hand. It feels good to watch days of hard digging with a spade evaporate before your eyes.


A trip into the local town helped secure the railway sleepers we needed for the foundation.


Finally, we got a big delivery of gravel and spread it all around the site.


Next up, the delivery of the truck container.


4 thoughts on “Tossing and Turning the Day Away”

  1. Oliver mcsherry says:

    Looks good james… Is it steel ?… Was it used as a house before?.. … Cut out sections look like they were doors ?

    1. earthworldjim says:

      Parts of it are yes. It was not used as a house before but will make a solid base for part of a house here. Trust me, I have seen other conversions, they work well. There are three small side doors in it, we may use them or simply seal them up

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