Chronicles of the Design & Construction of Two Waterfront Hurricane Proof Dry Stack Modular Green Custom Homes
1. Villa Lagoon, Wilder Italian Style Home
2. Nasello Italian Style Home

Second Floor Blocks

Boards for floor joists on second floor. Construction of a 3 story concrete house

It is December 18th. We are ready to pour another round of back-fill concrete into the interior of our blocks.

We are close to being ready for the second (elevated) story floor to go in and we can now get an idea of what the view up there will be like.

Dry stack concrete block house construction Hurricane proof house on Gulf of Mexico

Almost read to install great room floor - pics taken from that level.

This part is the porch on the south side.

House near the beach Sand dunes and native foilage on Gulf of Mexico
Habitat of the Alabama beach mouse.

We have been having very mild weather. Most days are balmy, breezy with a lot of humidity. The foggy mornings break-up and the sun shines thru an ethereal mist most of the day. Looking towards the Gulf of Mexico one sees a very Venetian like effect. With the winter sun so low in the sky, the daylight is very soft and few harsh shadows.

We think we have found a concrete roof system that will work with our house.

Alabama wetlands habitat Concrete house journal of construction

Looking eastward across wildlife reserve wetlands.

Building a concrete waterfront house

Sunsets up here above the tree tops are going to be pretty great !

Photos by Jerry Nasello