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Yeah me again, just took some zquil so hopefully will go down soon… till then might as well share some stuff. We are in the process of upgrading the homestead ( planning stage ) more accurate 😛

Last weekend I roughed out some massing in sketchup, “still faster in that then anything else” hopefully one day I can get good with blender but I digress… basic plan is to build off of the back patio area and make use of some of our giant flat almost devoid of trees, yard. Med size Pool, jacuzzi, barbecue and fire pit for entertainment. Back-house / Art studio and storage shed…

FANNY wants a Lanai to cover it all and now I actually do too. Inside of lanai will be part of FANNY’s Aquaponics laboratory / garden, and a beautiful living wall. Outside of lanai for good sun, and rain will be big vegetable garden in raised planters probably of cinderblock, depends on what I can find on letitgo.com. Even thinking to have a portion of Aquaponics be connected to a nice koi pond inside lanai but we shall see about that…

As a side note, I am playing with a new render plugin from Unreal Engine it’s called Twin Motion. The renders you see here are direct from Sketchup using it with no lights or effects. It has great potential for my work…

You can DL it for free until Nov and I believe keep using the current version after that but any upgrade stuff will be for sale and it ain’t cheap so… maybe check it out now if you’re interested… it’s available for Mac and PC which is also a really nice thing. Seems comparable to Lumion without the $3,000.00 price tag and works on Mac.

Proposed view from back patio – Jackie O figure is for scale…

Aerial view of proposed studio / back house with Lanai ” screened area ” thinking to add solar panels on the roof for power but that’s TBD…

Rear view showing outdoor storage shed and proposed raised garden Aquaponics area, you have to picture the plants for now 😛

Rear view of studio / storage area showing the proposed open air work space...

Rear view showing storage and outdoor workspace, finally have a space for tool usage and large projects

Lanai from above, the idea would be to have the new pool area open to the patio and back doors but still enclosed, would also allow our fur person. To expand his universe a bit since he is now too old for outside…

Looking forward to The koi pond oh yeah…

View of deck / pool area, thinking some nice planters and subtle water feature

I have given the model to what may be our contractor Renato but so far have not heard back. I am hoping he can put some reality to my fantasy, I built the model to an accurate scale of ” Casa de Turnberry ” but I have no idea how you actually design a pool etc…

Oh yeah last fun addition bit is we are planning to add a solar system to the house to help power this new area. Otherwise our electric bill could hit $400 bucks easy. SunRun is the company looking at. The guy says we can do it so… If we decide to actually go forward with solar I will share how it goes…

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