27 March, 2023 seen 244Welcome to another interesting blog topic series - Frame house, where I'm going to share almost in real-time our endeavors of building a small 60m2 1-storey holiday house in Latvia. I decided to build it myself as much as I can, hiring…
At the end of June 2023, we traveled to Latvia for about two weeks, during which I continued work with our frame house and installed both walls and rafters.
In this article, I'm sharing notes and photos from the construction.
It was a huge surprise when arriving on site I saw a lot of overgrown grass.
It was just a few months ago, we come to Latvia to install this foundation on the grounds crews.
Just like in the Spring, I ordered wood from PATA Saldus, here is delivered wood both for walls and roof and also slats
I made the first frames myself, using just a hand saw and a drill. I thought I will be able to lift these walls up alone, but turned out heavier than expected.
With the help of neighbors (Mamma Santa) - I was able to lift up these walls.
It was Summer Solstice evening and my mom come to visit us from Riga.
Once the walls were finished, it was time to think about how to get a top of the construction and install rafters for the roof
Installing inner wall
I had to spend a few evenings to make the right measurements, Pythagoras theorem helped a lot.
With the help of Edgariņš we have already done some work in the past.
6 rows of rafters installed already
All the constructions are made out of wood
All the rafters are fixed with metal angles
Quite an amazing work
Here I started already to install cross wind sheet.
In total it took us about 10 days at the end of June 2023 to build these walls and install rafters.
Cost so far:
- Ground Screws: EUR 805
- Wood beams: EUR 1000
- Support clamps and angles: EUR 100
- Tools and other goodies: EUR 150
- Wood preservative liquid: EUR 12
- Wood planks and slats: EUR 1,030
- Metalic clamps and other goodies: EUR 400
- Cross wind sheet: EUR 80
Total: EUR 3,577