Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bulldozer man

So, its $70.00 an hour to have a man on a bulldozer come out and push up a bunch of pine tree stumps. UGH...that's a lot of money. He's saying it will at least take a really good day...so I'm thinking like 10 hrs. We are going to try and build this little tiny house on the cheap, cash as we go. I think I'm going to keep a kind of loose type record here of the cost as we go. We have a set sum of money and once we are at the end of it...that is it. My hubby is sure he can get it "livable" finished. Not finished. Livable. I may be halfway camping in this thing. Oh well, we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck. Hopefully I will have a camera soon to help document this adventure.
Till the next time I write....Love thy Earth.


  1. We had a lot of tree to remove when we bought our place. They were yucky scraggly ones so we cut them all down, called the fire department for permission and burned them. Then came the stump grinder. We rented it for the day and took turns on the thing. It was a big one that you sit on like a tractor. It was the first type of machinery that I ever operated like that. Fun! I can tell you it was pretty simple and didn't cost what the bulldozer would. Of course, I don't know how many trees your talking about. Good luck!

  2. :O That is, indeed, a lot of money, Anna. There are actually cheaper services than $70.00/hr, you know. Anyway, I hope you and your hubby have found a professional bulldozer driver. So how's the push up so far?