about the renovation of our new north Portland Church into our future home!

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And now for the views of the completed home!

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First of all, thank you to every single inspiring, supportive and incredible human being in my life who has helped me along in this process… I am incredibly grateful and could not have done this renovation without all of the generosity and talent surrounding me.

I am pleased to finally post the pictures of my settled home.. I moved in a few months ago and am feeling quite comfortable and happy in the new digs.  I still have a few things to work on (like hardwood floor installation where there is now temporary carpet, solar panels on the roof and possibly a wood-burning fireplace someday) and I *still* have caulking, trim work, painting both interior and exterior to finish, but the majority of this bear of a project is complete. I can’t wait to design a trellis for the front of the building, and work on the exterior landscaping in the spring, and of course there will always be the rearranging of furniture and artwork… for the most part, however, I am finally settled i here and able to refocus energies back into work, creative pursuits, travel and friends and family again.

Eli and Rae are cozy in Unit B, and just had a beautiful baby girl, named Matilda Isabel (Tilly for short).  They’ve installed a woodburning stove and are happy with this as their primary heat-source, along with their HRV. (heat recovery ventilation). Eli has great plans for the 3rd Unit we must build, which will give their family a bit of elbow-room in the coming years.  I couldn’t ask for better friends and neighbors to embark on this journey with me.
















Written by lilylivered

January 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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