A family of five has been building wooden houses in their backyard in northern California for more than a year.
The family has been on the move from one place to another for years, so they’re used to getting busy quickly, but they’ve never had a problem getting the project done.
They’ve used wood from the woods they grow, as well as wood from neighboring homes, but the first time they took a look at a piece of wood that matched the look and feel of a house, the family thought it might be a good idea to put it up.
“We didn’t really know what it was,” said their son, Jake.
“But we liked the idea of it.
We wanted to have something for them to play in.”
They started with a two-story brick home that they built on a piece they salvaged from a neighbor’s garage.
Then they used the same wood they salvaging from their neighbors’ garage to make a two story home on the same block.
The first time the family built the house, they put up the wooden flooring, but that wasn’t until they started to plan the entire project.
They decided to put up all the walls and ceilings as they went along.
Then Jake decided he wanted to paint the house white.
The project started in May, and the family has since spent several months decorating the house to match the decor from their friends and family.
The whole house is now painted white.
“It’s not really a new thing for us, but we’ve always had the idea to do something like this, but never done it before,” Jake said.
“And we’ve been building this for about three years.”
The family was also surprised to see that most of the wood they were using was imported, which was a surprise to them, because they had never heard of it before.
“I guess I was surprised that we’d have this,” Jake continued.
“So many people don’t know about wood, and I think it’s very unique to the country.
So we just wanted to give them a chance to do this.
It was really hard work, but it’s kind of been a really good learning experience for us.”
The project has been going smoothly so far.
The wood used in the house is not only sturdy and strong, but Jake said it’s also durable, too.
“This was a little bit of a challenge, because we’re not used to using anything other than a saw and a drill, so we didn’t have any kind of safety in place,” Jake explained.
“When we had the first project done, I thought maybe the wood wasn’t as strong as I thought it was.”
So, they decided to add some reinforcement to the wood and use it to fill in any gaps.
The home is also built with a lot of flexibility.
The wooden planks are stacked to help the house move, and they can also be rotated and folded up to make the house look larger, as Jake said he likes to do when building a big house.
“You can put it on the top and then put it down,” he said.
That also helps when they have children who like to climb trees to get the wood to fit the space better.
The next step is to move the home to a larger piece of land and get some new wood.
Jake said they plan to add a roof over the house for the winter.