I found out a coupla days ago that we have to get a CAMA permit on top of everything else. CAMA addresses waterfront property and our shitty little addition to global warming, as near as I can tell.
I think it’s just another hand held out, sweatily grasping.
But it made me look at the whole project and try and get a handle on costs so far. I’d originally budgeted $55-$65 grand to build our tiny 1600 square foot get-out-town-doggy-dreamhouse.
And I was amazed and saddened-
Land Disturbance Permit- $150
Engineered topographical site plan- $1060
Health Evaluation- $225
Septic Permit- $225
Well Permit- $400
Fill required by the Health Evaluation- $10,800
Operator to push the fill around- $600
Dominion Power to bring electricity to the budding burgeoning little house- $5000
Total- $18,560 to have a site that we still need to add-
A well- $3500
And pilings- $4680
New total for a humpy landmass with sticks sticking out of the ground ready to build the doggy dreamhouse on- $29,740.
$29,740 dollars to get to the starting gate.
Dreams die a hard, ugly death. They don’t give up easily. They grasp at your arms and caress your face and soul and want to sit in your lap and smile up at you. They want to breathe the fresh air and gaze up at the sunny blue sky with you and stroke your hair and whisper in your ear.
But I don’t know.
I’m not so sure anymore.