So, it has been a while since I have posted on our blog, unfortunately I allowed winter and life to get in the way of posting. Now that winter is over and life is in perspective, it is time to move forward in so many different ways.
First, let me say how grateful Nathan and I are that we are now able to make progress on our new off-grid tiny house homestead. In case you don’t know, winter in Southeast Louisiana can (and usually is) quite wet. Over this winter it rained at our new location on an average of every other day. This kept the ground so wet we were unable to pour concrete. As of last week, that has changed!
Once the ground dried out enough, our contractor/builder Alex Dauterive was able to get out on the land and get all of the footer holes completed, the forms built, and the corner posts set for the carport. As you can see from the picture at the beginning of the post, his work (pictured above) was excellent! We passed our first inspection with flying colors and were allowed to pour the foundation.
Within 2 days of passing the inspection the concrete was poured! A grueling day in the extremely hot Louisiana sun produced a foundation ready to build on!
The next step will be to get the carport and utilities shed completed. The solar panels will be mounted atop the carport and utilities shed and the shed will house the battery bank, inverters, and charge controllers. We will then utilize the electricity produced by the solar power system to build the house.