When we brought this house we knew that there was several things that needed to be done in order to make it a perfect fit for our – sometimes very large- family. We have a downstairs area that is currently half a bedroom and half a carport.
We plan on extending into the carport to make two more bedrooms.
In order to do that we need to put up a shed to house all the random stuff that is currently in the carport.
In order to have a flat spot to put up the shed we had to relandscape the front yard/driveway.
That part happened on Sunday. At first we were just going to hire a excavator and Trent was going to do it himself (as he has an excavator license) but we worked out that by the time we hired one and got it all the way up here it would cost a fortune and take far too long. Enter George, who happens to live five minuets down the road and hires himself out along with his backhoe. It cost us about half the price to get him to do the work so he did.
This was the front driveway area before.
And this is it now.
I realize it looks like a great big muddy mess, but it went exactly to plan.
The next step is to put up a few retaining walls before all the dirt slides into the carport (which will eventually be Charlees room) or down the hill and across the road. We have gained about three meters of parking space on one side and at least another meter and a half on the other. We now have room to put up the shed which is the next step, once the driveway settles down and compacts a bit more and we put down some gravel.
Stage one, complete.