Deep Dive: Timeline

Chronological Milestones

  • 25 October 2013: Closed on the property.
  • 4 September 2014: Moved into the camper.
  • 14 October 2014: Tree work completed.

  • 21 October 2014: Hired architect.
  • 21 January 2015: Property survey completed.
  • 14 February 2015: Wetland survey completed and submitted.

  • 24 February 2015: Soil conservation application submitted.
  • 22 April 2015: Wetland survey approved.
  • 30 April 2015: Hired septic system engineer.
  • 18 June 2015: Obtained soil logs in advance of building septic system.

  • 28 June 2015: Signed contract on sale of commercial property.
  • 27 July 2015: Applied for septic system permit.
  • 22 September 2015: Began building the guest house.
  • 11 October 2015: Began building the treehouse.
  • 24 October 2015: Septic system construction began.

  • 26 October 2015: Moved into the guest house.
  • 5 November 2015: Septic system finished.

  • 3 December 2015: Zoning permit for construction obtained.
  • 11 December 2015: Blueprints finished and submitted to township.
  • 12 February 2016: Driveway graded.

  • 29 February 2016: Groundbreaking for foundation.
  • 2 April 2016: Foundation finished.

  • 11 May 2016: Well finished.
  • 1 August 2016: Principal framing completed.

By Project

  • Blueprints: 21 October 2014 to 11 December 2015 (~1 year, 1-1/2 months)
  • Wetland survey: 14 February to 22 April 2015 (>2 months)
  • Septic system design: 30 April to 27 July 2015 (~3 months)
  • Guest house construction: 22 September to 26 October 2015 (1 month, 4 days)
  • Septic system construction: 24 October to 5 November 2015 (12 days)
  • Foundation: 29 February to 2 April 2016 (1 month, 3 days)
  • Framing: 7 April to 1 August 2016 (<4 months)
  • Well: 26 April to 11 May 2016 (15 days elapsed time; 2 days actual time)

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