When he said "side jobs," I was thinking a deck here or there, tiling a bathroom shower for someone, painting, or some other small projects. When he said "side jobs," he meant building entire houses and selling them. Not only does he work a full time, very physical job everyday in construction building houses, doing remodels and additions...now he builds houses "on the side" after work and on the weekends. There is no way we could have financially made the decision for me to stay home with Kellan if it wasn't for how extremely hard he works.
This was his first project. He started this house at the beginning of August 2010 and it was completed in November 2010. It started out being a rental house for a little less than a year and then sold shortly after. I should also mention that in his spare time he studied a book on electrical work and taught himself how to wire and do all of the electrical work on this entire house. He also does all of the tile work on the floors and shower. There were many nights and weekends that he spent working on this house all by himself (and of course plenty of days that he had his regular work crew over there helping him with big jobs).
|Living room overlooking kitchen with ceramic tile floor and granite countertops|
|Ceramic tile shower in master bathroom|
His next "side job" ending up being a total remodel on a house that he bought at a good price. He started this job in January 2012 and finished it in March 2012. Here is what it looked like before and after.
It is an adorable house and has been on the market for a little while. We are giving it one more month and if it doesn't sell then it will be for rent. Here are a few pictures of the inside.
|Kitchen with ceramic tile floor|
|View from the kitchen bar overlooking the living room with hard wood floors throughout the rest of the house|
And here are some pictures of the inside...
|Kitchen before it was completed|
|Master bathroom's ceramic tile shower|
|This is the house site after he cleared a few trees on July 18th...he dug big holes around the trees with that piece of equipment until the tree fell over...sometimes I wish he didn't tell me what he's doing at work...|
Foundation July 24
|Walls going up July 27|
|And here it is as of August 4th!|