Maine Escape DAY 8.0 – The Stairs

Maine Escape DAY 8 The Stairs

DAY 8.0 – The Stairs

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Yesterday at the Maine Escape we tied the NEW sewer lift station into the existing sewer line. This connected all the sewer pipes in the Basement Bathroom and made it so we could hook up the Washer & Dryer and do some laundry. Continue reading

Maine Escape DAY 0.9 – Crunch Time

Maine Escape DAY 0.9 - Time Crunch

DAY 0.9 – Crunch Time

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It’s crunch time! There is one month left before we head to the Maine Escape and manage the bulk of the renovation project. It’s been 4 months so far in blog-time since we signed on to this project and began the design and management of this fantastic tiny Continue reading

Maine Escape DAY 0.6 – Breakdown

Maine Escape DAY 0.6 Shop List

DAY 0.6 – Breakdown

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The Maine Escape blueprints 1st draft is done and out for review. I expect them to come back with some red lines on them indicating changes that need to be considered. In the meantime, I’m going to start looking at local resources and putting together a task list while Liz lines up contractors.  Continue reading

Maine Escape DAY 0.0 – Background and Project Layout

Maine Escape - Day 0.0

DAY 0.0 – Background and Project Layout

BACKGROUND – Maine Escape

My wife (Liz) and I make our living bringing ideas to life. We’re a designer and builder team specializing in project based construction management. The Maine Escape project is a retirement house for my Father (Ray) and Stepmom (Nancy). Like us they’ve decided to escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life and take on a slower, more natural lifestyle. They found a renovated hunting cabin for sale in a semi-rural section of Maine and wanted to see if they could turn it into a comfortable year-round home for themselves. Upgrading the house and plot for comfortable year-round living and accessibility is the goal of this project. Continue reading