June – July 2023


June 7, 2023

This is a drone video showing the floor joists for the 1st level being installed. The joists were installed on hangers that allowed the Idea Home to have no steps into the building. 

June 13, 2023

This photo shows the entire 1st floor subfloor installed. It is held down with adhesive on to the joists with nails.

June 29, 2023

Drone video showing the framing of the home.

July 6, 2023

Drone video showing the 2nd floor fully framed.

July 17, 2023

Fully framed home including roof sheathing.


June 13, 2023

This video shows compacting the dirt around the foundation walls. At the rear deck, garage and front patio the dirt is compacted on both sides of the foundation.


July 10, 2024

Video of the trusses being hoisted into place and secured.

July 10, 2023

Time lapse video of the roof trusses being lifted and installed at the Living In Place Institute Idea Home. It’s quite interesting to see what happened over the course of 2 hours 30 minutes being condensed down to about 25 seconds.

Stair Installation

July 10, 2023

Carefully placing the bottom set of stairs to the basement. A difficult job for two people.

July 20, 2023

Finished stairs. The opening in the middle it to accommodate a future pneumatic elevator.

Roof Membrane

July 27, 2023

Picture installing the roof membrane to protect the interior of the home from water.