It was still pretty much a Shell with more, much more to be done.
After 11 months, the “Asian House” became kind of habitable but no sod = no Certificate of Occupancy (COO) 😦 after much ado with County’s Building Inspectors, as this was not their usual house design inspection, we got our sod and we got our COO! Yeah! still required a bit of roughing it out, so we camped here on weekends, DIYing the interior.
Anyway when we did get this crazy COO, we decided to bring luck our way ~ the Asian way ~ and have a Red Door, yes, 红门 … afterall it’s the mouth/entrance of Chi (natural energy) into our little habitat.