Welcome to Ben and Arrion's house building web site. 

September 2002
Ben gets all the credit for the great looking lawn!

July 2002 - The grass is lush and green
and the violet crepe myrtle is blooming!

Our Building Diary

September 21, 2001 - site photos
Well, we've jumped ahead a bit, we've got walls, a roof, etc.

May 11, 2001 - site photos
Plumbing pipes and other important connections have been added to the site.

May 9, 2001
We signed off on the final building papers yesterday. They'll start building the house on May 14th, a week from yesterday. I went by the site today and batter boards are in place. (*The batter boards, staked into the ground about two feet or so from the corners of the eventual slab or foundation walls, represent the edges of the trenches the excavator will dig out.)

April 25, 2001
We are just finishing the design part of the process and will hopefully start building in a couple of weeks. Check out our selections for various parts of the house:
Entry Kitchen Master Bath

* From The Home Building Process by Rich Binsacca published by Home Planners.

Copyright Arrion Smith 2002. Send comments to: arrions@yahoo.com