Is it possible to build a house in only two hours?
Proving that nothing is impossible if you commit to it, the 2-Hour House chronicles an East Texas builder’s quest to overcome the odds, and accomplish what was perceived to be the impossible task of building a 2,249 square foot house, from the ground up, in less than three hours.
To do so, they would have to pour a concrete slab that hardened in only 22 minutes and paint the house in the same time it takes to brush your teeth.
Plans called for a traditional home that met or exceeded code at every turn. It took two years of planning, 1,000 volunteers from every trade and more than a little luck to pull it off.
Here is a time-lapse video of the construction.
What this team learned about life, leadership and the persistence of the human spirit will motivate you to transform your own life, work and home from the ground up.
Records and "Rules" broken with the 2Hour House process:
|The rules say :||2 Hour House:|
|• It takes a day to set the forms, dig footings and set steel.||8 min|
|• It takes a half a day to rough-in the plumbing.||7min|
|• It takes a day to pour and finish concrete.||40min|
|• It takes several hours to pop the lines before setting walls.||10min|
|• It takes at least a day to frame the walls.||15min|
|• It takes a day to rough-in the electrical.||15min|
|• It takes a day to put in the wall plumbing.||15min|
|• It takes a day to shingle the roof.||30min|
|• It takes a half a day to insulate the walls and attic.||10min|
|• It takes at least a day to sheetrock.||15min|
|• It takes at least four days to tape, bed, and texture the walls.||20min|
|• It takes two days to paint.||10min|
|• It takes a half a day to install the flower beds and trees.||10min|
|• It takes a day to do the final grade.||10min|
|• It takes a day to lay the grass.||10min|
|• It takes a day to set the kitchen cabinets.||15min|
|• It takes a day to set the bathroom cabinets.||10min|
|• It takes a day to install the heating and cooling.||10min|
|• It takes a day to do the interior doors and base boards.||15min|
|• It takes a half a day to install the garage door.||3min|
|• It takes a half a day to put in the countertops.||10min|
What would it take to shift your mindset from ordinary to extraordinary? And which constraints can you re-evaluate and eliminate?
What Does The 2-Hour House Teach?
Think of the innovation, creative thinking, and break-thru communication and collaboration strategies needed to pull-this-off. What about leadership, team-building, and management expectations?
Try to imagine what type of project management process this would require?
Here is a link to videos that provide more information.
I think with enough enough resources, it is possible to build a house in just two hours. Enough knowledge about things will surely make the job well done.
Built in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 29 seconds?! That’s amazing! How many builders did they have to hit the world record? I’m totally amazed that they finished putting in the plumbing in just 7 minutes! I wonder how many plumbers they got to put the pipes together. Great team work! The rules, I think, contributed to the morale and motivation of the people who worked together in this project!
Thanks for the video. I think they should get a couple more people out there to help.