Seed Home v2 Data Collection

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  • Ample time spend preparing solar power stations for 3 cameras, and making outdoor industrial tripods for cameras for wind and weather and long-term timelapses.
  • 7.2 hours machine time on Takeuchi rented tracked 72 hp 8000 lb traction bobcat to grade a pad to +-2". Pad size - 32x64 feet including garage and 8' outer perimeter for scaffolding and drainage later.Additional time marking, clearing with chainsaw, etc. One day of LifeTrac with initial clearing and moving logs.

Moving Gravel

  • 26 minutes staking out the new 32x16 location for Rosebud, for actual foundation.
  • 1:07 hr moving gravel from load dump to middle of foundation. Note that this could have been done on the spot with the gravel truck, if we got the dump truck here after the foundation pad was graded.

Preparing Foundation Forms

  • 2:15 hr - Form Lumber prep. Making and sharpening 68 stakes (12 extra) from 2x2s, combining 2x8x8 to 2x8x16 (only 3 were 16s), cutting 28 supports, and making a 16' gravel screed board. Collecting spacer boards for putting under foundation.

Installing Forms

  • 0:38 hr - making 32x16 box. 2 joints made. 1 mistake - joined on wrong side of board where extension was made of two 8 footers. Also, one 16 footer had an extra joint, which was taken off.
  • 0:08 hr - Laying out all support boards and stakes next to box.


Day of Pour (Tuesday)

  • Started at 9:00 AM, so total hours MJ were 11:30. Final cleanup of trench for 15 minutes. Cutting and bending rebar. Unloading the remesh (nighmare out of van as it gets stuck all the time). 9:28 MJ Day of Pour - trench, rebar, spread + screed gravel, pour, and trowel for about 2 hr more than Gary
  • 5:00 Gary (1:30-6:30) - rebar, polyethylene, pour, float and trowel
  • 3:00 Catarina - mudsill anchors, rebar, poly. Setting rough plumbing box level. Cutting wood blocks as remesh chairs, but they didn't really work.

Seed Home 2 Data Collection Plan

A part of our unique value proposition is a house that is easy to build, in a way that breaks the Iron Triangle.

The ease must be communicated well.

Ultimately, we say it takes X hours to build the entire house, at a cost of Y based on standard labor.

X and Y are to be the lowest in the industry, for replicable housing - not one-off projects.

Some of the numbers that we need to validate include details of the main build, outside of foundation, which is done typically by a helical pier contractor.