I converted my hilly backyard into an ~800sqft patio by hand.

I converted my hilly backyard into an ~800sqft patio by hand.

Before
Before
Before
Before
My dog helping me dig up the yard
Excavating the upper terrace
Excavating the upper terrace
First delivery of materials
Excavation complete, need to reroute some drainage pipes.
Pipes rerouted.
Starting the foundation of the first wall.
First set of stairs on their way
First wall started
A lot more to go.
Stairs done.
First wall done.
First wall done.
Corner wall.
Corner and side wall.
All framed out
Middle wall and stairs complete.
Added a sitting wall to the first wall.
Getting there.
Walls are done.
Walls are done.
Wall caps added. Backfill and drainage are in.
Stairs with the caps on.
Stairs with the caps on.
Corner wall with caps.
Second delivery
Second delivery
Fire pit and river rock put in.
River rock up close.
Time to install the patio
Corner wall up close with caps.
Foundation and sand leveled, pavers going in.
Pavers going in
Just a few more pieces to cut.
Sweeping in sand.
All done, side view
Top view
Sitting area
Dining area
Panoramic shot.
Source : TheAccidentOf85 from Reddit