We should have an occupancy permit on the home in May. It is getting close and the shop will go quickly too.
A friend just emailed me this photo he took from the air:
The stone was put on the fireplace today:
And, the soffits above the deck are mostly done:
The cabinets are all installed, trim is going in inside and flooring. There are lots of things coming together at this point in the construction.
Let me know if you want to have a look!
There is lots of news on our Ridgeview Place project in Chelan!
Construction first, cabinets and flooring are going in inside and finish carpentry is getting started. The exterior siding is being completed and paint will start soon after that. The weather should soon cooperate to allow us to finish the slab for the shop area and dig in the sewer connection. It could have an occupancy permit in May! We are even ordering furniture.
This is turning into a home with incredible spaces in one of the most stunning settings in the country!
Here are some photos:
On other fronts, we have some interested families that we have started talking with about possibly participating in the project. We have drafts being done of the much of the associated paperwork.
The vocational side of the project is growing at an incredible pace and is on track to meeting our financial goals for it.
It is an exciting time for this project as it all begins to come together!!
Things continue to move along at Ridgeview. More sheeting on the roof is being done as the rafters are all in place now including over some of the outside areas.
The roof at Ridgeview is pretty dramatic, with tall soaring areas, skylights and other detailing.
It is pretty exciting as I really had not grasped how beautiful the spaces are from the plans.
It looks like we should achieve being basically weathered in by the end of November.
These skylights are quite a ways up!
The foundation has been excavated for the shop/work area as well. Ideally that will also be formed and poured in the next month as well.
The Autism Housing Network‘s goal is “Bringing together the best ideas in housing for adults with autism and other intellectual / developmental disabilities.” That is does a great job of and it includes listings for housing options that are both available now and in building and planning stages.
It is a very well done web site. Check it out: http://www.autismhousingnetwork.org/
We entered the HeroX, Autism Speaks House to Home Prize and all entries were due just before midnight, March 1, 2016. Wish us luck!
Since I think folks might find it interesting, here is our 10, or so, page entry: Ridgeview Chelan House to Home Entry.
I think it gives the best description of the project that has been available so far.
They are offering $50,000 prizes in each of three categories for “belief busting breakthroughs in housing and residential support for people with autism.”
Read about the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize here.
It looks like it takes writing up to about a 10 page entry. So, why not?
Wish me luck!