Our DIY House: How We Built A Home From Foundation to Finishing on Our Own (Video)

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In 2012, after 6 years of living in our tiny Garage House (if you missed it, here’s the grand tour), we decided to begin construction on a new, larger home on our acreage – “Our DIY House”. We broke ground during the first week in August of 2012.

It was challenging, exhilerating, growing, frustrating, fun… and our most exciting DIY project to date! Here’s a little video about how we built Our DIY House. We’re still not quite done, but we’re enjoying the journey.

Want to read more about Our DIY House? You might like these posts (or read all of Our DIY House posts by clicking here):

Constructing a New House with Vintage Charm - Our DIY House by The DIY Mommy Choosing the Paint: How to Pick Paint Colours for an Entire House - Our DIY House Painting Our Home: How to Paint an Entire House Quickly & Easily - Our DIY House

How to Paint Fan Blades Like a Pro + A Tour of Our DIY House's Light Fixturesby The DIY Mommy DIY Simple Craftsman Shaker Window & Door Trim by The DIY Mommy Installing Laminate Flooring by The DIY Mommy. (Allen + Roth Provence Oak Laminate from Lowe's Canada)

Designing a Family Kitchen by The DIY Mommy Painting Shaker Style Doors with a Streak-Free and Brush Stroke Free Finish - The DIY Mommy Whitewashing-and-Sealing-a-Butcher-Block-Countertop-by-The-DIY-Mommy


Our DIY House - Craftsman Staircase - The DIY Mommy Building Our DIY Fireplace: The Mantel - The DIY Mommy Our DIY Fireplace - Installing the Slate Splite-Face Tile - The DIY Mommy

Build a DIY Board and Batten Hook Wall - The DIY Mommy Our DIY House: The Progress (Taking It One Room At A Time) Our DIY House 2014 Home Tour


  1. I am in need of a set of stairs out the back kitchen door. Right now there is a four foot drop from the floor to the ground. As you can imagine, it is easy to get out of the house. Getting back inside is another story.

  2. Hey there,
    I’m from rural Southern Alberta, got watching you because of a garden video and saw your house. I love Foursquare houses, looking at plans ourselves for one. It’s been so exciting to watch how your house has come together.

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