The walls start to go up.
This is the north face of the house.
This is looking at the northwest corner.
I climbed up on one of the dirt piles for this shot.
This is the south face of the house.
Unfortunately, I had missed the day when the big south wall was raised! I heard it took almost a dozen big guys to push and stabilize it (maybe it was best that I wasn’t there!).
Because there wasn’t a second floor to be attached to this wall the building inspector said it had to have continuous members running the full vertical length because of the wind load issue. The original house plans didn’t have a framing plan for this wall, so the guys were debating on the best way to do this.
In the end it was framed in 2 halves, left and right. Each half was raised separately, secured to the side wall, then bolted together down the vertical center. This kind of framing job is best left to professionals.
Looking at the peak of the south wall in the evening light.