Here's the goal:
And our current progress:
Those leftover lumber bits are going to make great raised beds!
In an effort to marry our dreams to our finances, we're doing standard 2x4 construction and making it as energy efficient as possible, with foam insulation and low E windows. We're also putting in a wood burning stove for supplemental heat, since we have an almost endless supply of dropped branches from the woods around here. We'll also be doing a lot of the interior finish work ourselves, to save some labor costs. In theory, the builder will be finished sometime in October, but we'll still have some work to do after that.
Neither of us have ever been involved in new construction before, so this is very exciting stuff!