This blog documents the progress of our super-cool, pre-fab home "somewhere" in the wilds of Northwest Arkansas. Rocio Romero designed the home, model LVL, and incorporated our custom modifications. GC Don Lourie is doing the build and architect Brad Satterwhite is providing additional ingenuity.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Speed Metal

There's a new addition to Secret Fortress Hideout. Earlier this year, I began researching garage options that would give us some extra stowage with style. The search concluded with a decision to create an original modern structure that could be erected in a month using mostly local materials and labor. Based on these criteria, it became clear that my best option would be a metal building supplier that could handle custom design requests. It turns out that Floyd's Sales & Construction in nearby Berryville, AR, had just the right combination of experience and ingenuity. Not to mention, Floyd's is the only metal builder in the region with the ability to fabricate steel trusses for a single-slope shed roof.

I designed the basic form for the building using Google Sketch-Up in September. We started construction in October, and Floyd's completed the job last week. Now we need a little landscaping to beautify the dirt work surrounding the slab.

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