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My wife and I bought a block of land 1\2 acre on March 2005. We sold our house and moved out in September 2005. It has been a long and frustrating process getting our plans done and house built, looks like we will move in July this year!!

We have been renting for nearly two years :angry:

Here is a couple of photos from my old house, steep block, and new block of land flat and private.

Cheers

Sol

old house/garden

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nomolos

new place - above and here

outlook

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nomolos

framed up

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will keep you updated as things proceed

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BS Man about Palms

NICE!

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deezpalms

Wow! Talk about a clean slate! Looks like you'll be able to set it all up just how you want, sweet!!

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Kris

Dear Sol  :)

thanks for sharing those personal & intimate moments of your

life with us.

and keep us posted on latest developments of that new site

and how your going about doing your garden plans...

Wish you all the best in your endavours !(Thumps Up)  :)

Love,

Kris(India)  :)

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paulgila

looks like a nice spot.i'll be interested to see how it progresses. :)

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Scott

Congradulations! Looks like you have lots of room to get real palmy :cool:

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LJG

(nomolos @ Apr. 13 2007,05:18)

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We have been renting for nearly two years :angry:

Here in the states (SoCal anyway) it takes something like 2 - 3 years to build their own custom house on land. I know three people building right now. My cousin is just now over three years but moves in at the end of April. Two others are going to start their thrid year this summer. It is a lot of work, but I could imagine the reward. I would love to do something like that.

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rubyz

Sol, congratulations and best of luck. Don't plant anything I wouldn't! :D

(If I'm not mistaken, you could plant just about any palm where you are.)

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osideterry

From the thread you started regarding the Caryota ID, it sounds like you are in Tasmania? If so, would your climate be similar to Northern California? (If not why did you mention Hobart in the other thread?)

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nomolos

(osideterry @ Apr. 13 2007,17:00)

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From the thread you started regarding the Caryota ID, it sounds like you are in Tasmania? If so, would your climate be similar to Northern California? (If not why did you mention Hobart in the other thread?)

Hi yes I am in Hobart, Tasmania.

Cheers

Sol

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Zac in NC

Neat. Thanks for sharing and good luck on the new house.

Zac

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Kamipalms

I know exactly what your going through.....

Just out of curiosity, what sort of time frame are we talking - from design to completion?

I know construction methods change from East coast to West but what sort of exterior finish have you chosen- Brick veneer?

We started (drafting) May  last year construction started late January and were about 1/3rd the way through.

I know I can't wait ...how about you?

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nomolos

(Kamipalms @ Apr. 14 2007,21:37)

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I know exactly what your going through.....

Just out of curiosity, what sort of time frame are we talking - from design to completion?

I know construction methods change from East coast to West but what sort of exterior finish have you chosen- Brick veneer?

We started (drafting) May  last year construction started late January and were about 1/3rd the way through.

I know I can't wait ...how about you?

From design to completion about 2 years 3 month. The house will be mostly glass, stackbond concrete blocks at the back. It will enclosed in a polystyrene product that will be rendered to look like tilt up concrete.

Yes I would love to get moved in.

The drafting of the plans took forever, and the draftsman still made mistakes.

Good luck with yours, do you have any pics?

Cheers

Sol

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Kris

Dear Sol,

how is the water avaliable for human consumption and for your gardens.is it goverment supplied piped water or ground

water_bore wells or standard wells ?

i wish to ask this same question to matty in reference to his new home.since we all consuume lots of water mainly we have lots of plants around.that's why iam asking this.

love,

Kris  :)

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nomolos

Water here is good, supplied through pipes from the derwent river and reservoirs.

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Kris

Dear Sol  :)

thanks for that information.

Dear Jason  :)

thank man for putting that link here or else i would have missed it..totally.

thanks & Love,

Kris  :)

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nomolos

(Kamipalms @ Apr. 15 2007,03:08)

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Here you go, a few pics in the New house thread

Looking good, not too long to go for you now, good luck.

Sol

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nomolos

More photos finally

The garden is just begining

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getting there

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A great helper

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ready for planting

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plant positioning

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Have planted the first palm now a bangalow

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Kris

Dear Sol  :)

thanks for the update and that house appears to be a beauty and it appears you have entrusted you gardening work to little Sol !  :)

all the best..

lots of love to you & your kid,

Kris  :)

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Scott

Sol - I love the modern style of the house. The palms are going to look real nice with that! You must be happy at last to see it coming together.

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Pivi

There'll be a lot of window washing.

but i like it.

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Alicehunter2000

I love these international picture threads. I wish I would have visited Tasmania when I was down under years ago. Beautiful spread you have. Good luck and keep the pictures coming.

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nomolos

more planting photos

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jelly wine planted

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Dave-Vero

The little Butia looks like it has enough space.  They make surprisingly large mounds of leaves until they develop trunks.

Your custom-designed house must be as distinctive in Tasmania as it would be in the US.

I see Rubyz is back!

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Tassie_Troy1971

Hi Sol

Your house looks great ,very modern ,what colour are you going to paint the concrete ? . Where did you source the butia from ? never seen one for sale down here yet ! Also saw cycas revolata , my 2 small ones haven't grown at all this season .  bangalows seem to grow well down here in kingston my old one ( 9 yrs old ) is over the roof ! i have been growing 2 triple ones this summer . I move into my place at the end of April (too late in the season to plant any palms that can establish before winter.

Do you have an area void of afternoon sun to plant a kentia ,there is a kentia that is up Algona RD in the backyard of a flat roofed  house just past the blackmans bay shopping centre ! it must be 4 m and is visible from the Rd .  cheers for now  :D   Troy

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nomolos

(Tassie_Troy1971 @ Mar. 09 2008,04:34)

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Hi Sol

Your house looks great ,very modern ,what colour are you going to paint the concrete ? . Where did you source the butia from ? never seen one for sale down here yet ! Also saw cycas revolata , my 2 small ones haven't grown at all this season .  bangalows seem to grow well down here in kingston my old one ( 9 yrs old ) is over the roof ! i have been growing 2 triple ones this summer . I move into my place at the end of April (too late in the season to plant any palms that can establish before winter.

Do you have an area void of afternoon sun to plant a kentia ,there is a kentia that is up Algona RD in the backyard of a flat roofed  house just past the blackmans bay shopping centre ! it must be 4 m and is visible from the Rd .  cheers for now  :D   Troy

Hi Troy

this was one of the plants I actually found down here when I first became interested in palms some years back. K&D had a couple back then, I think they have had quite a few since, I remember they had a relatively big one a couple of years back. I think you can get them mail order from Diggers garden club. You may even try Westlands nursery. Troy I have planted one Kentia, in semi shade. The one you mention I have seen, it is a beauty. The best one however is on the corner of Ellerslie Road and Hampton Road battery point.

What palms are you currently growing?

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