That is nuts. You need some DIY friends.
Big fancy houses are fun to look at, but I really don't understand the appeal... more to clean, furnish, repair, etc. Maybe it's because I've already renovated two larger houses. Now, I own the smallest house I could possibly fit in, and I spend my time and money elsewhere. I do need to renovate the closets so my clothes fit, though.
Do it yourself friends are always busy.. I hate calling in favours.. this was pretty complicated. We ended up using some dead space above our basement stairs and a hallway closet for this. Had to saw through beams, move electrical, build a box with proper venting, patch everything back up etc.
Took my carpenter about a day to do @ 50$ an hour.