Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Race to Build Sleepout #3

Progress has been a little slow because of all the wind and rain and my otherwise busy schedule. But, so far I've got the 4 walls up and I'm in the process of adding the roof. The pressure's on to get it all closed in now and weather tight because the forecast is for more rain at the end of the week. I'll be spending most of the day today in traffic with a trailer collecting more materials as I can't go any further without them.
Our niece Marié arrives on Tuesday so I've got one week left. Read next article here.


  1. Looking good so far Dave, you are a man of many talents. I eagerly await to see your finished product.

    BTW the Word Verification was Fectis
    Word use: We shouldn't drink too much alcohol because it could a fectis badly

  2. Thanks for the tip on word usage – I'll be sure to keep it in mind. We have many South Africans living over here. They use the same word a bit differently over here. They say things like: "The fectis the world is going darnhill repidly".

  3. Nice looking sleep out, Dave.

    I had to Google image search what one of these were. Kinda looks a little house with a single bed inside. Correct me if I am wrong!? Please.

    What do you Aussies and Kiwi's use 'em for? Just wondering!

  4. Yes, you've got the basic idea.

    In NZ you can build a sleepout or shed up to 10 sq.metres (which is pretty small) without a building permit. This was a critical factor in our decision because the local councils who issue the permits charge an arm and a leg for them, they take forever to approve and the whole process can become needlessly complicated and stressful.

    We didn't have the time or the money to justify doing anything more than a sleepout.