I built a house! .... kinda

So I know its not polite to brag on yourself but Im feeling pretty proud of myself and wanted to share. I just finished building a detatched living space in my backyard. I did everything with my own two hands from engineering drawings to pouring concrete, framing, electrical, plumbing, hvac, internet, drywall, paint everything. It took about a year, most of which was spent waiting on approval from the city but its finally done and approved. Approx 512 square feet, full bath, seperate bedroom and living room, outlets for a washer and dryer, and a full HVAC system. For now itll be my office/ workshop but most likely within the next couple of years my MIL will be moving in once it gets harder for her to live alone.


That’s awesome! Congratulations!


Dang. Need a tenant til your MIL moves in?

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Wow! Was this inspired by traditional Québécois sugar shacks (cabane à sucre)? That’s what I immediately thought of when I saw it, because of the proportions and exterior finish. Just needs a cupola to make the impression complete!


Not knowingly lol. I made it based off buildings Id seen online never knew a name or term for them. Thanks for introducing me to a new word!

And proportions were picked so I wouldnt have to cut as much lumber lol


I think that’s just Canadian, not Quebec. We have one down here in my city in NB.

Good point!

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