This is a blog about our cabin and how we built it. We built it ourselves and with the help of many many friends. We built it over 8 years of weekends and summer vacations and we built it using seven critieria for deciding what and how we were going to build.
The 7L’s are Local + Logical + Light / Low-Impact + Liveable/Loveable + Low-cost + Long Lasting + Lots o ‘uses.
Just wanted to update you on our progress. We are trying to get as much done as possible before August 30th when we will have a party to celebrate the cabin completion and our 15th anniversary.
So we have 8 weekends to get the cabin completed – or as close as we can. If you are interested in helping we will be going over every weekend and it is quite a delightful time of year to spend there with swimming, disk golf, gardening and of course cabin building.
Projects left to complete:
-Electrical: rough in wire, panel and boxes. Cable to power tower. install outlets and switches.
-Flooring: purchase, ship and install flooring throughout the house.
-Deck-rail: design, purchase and install deck railing
-Tiling: upper bathroom
-Plumbing: install upstairs sink and toilet
-Kitchen: design, purchase and install cabinets and counter-tops
The past two weekends have been all about getting ready to do some interior work. Now that all the siding has been done, it’ time to get in some of the elements of the interior. First step, the stairs!
Maddy preps the drywall after the very first insulation is put in.
Kevin contemplates the wall before getting started. The idea is to use the space under the stairs for storage.
First stairs go in
several stairs in
All the straight stairs are in! Now to install the curved stairs at the top and the bottom.
Spring is sprouting up all over and to make the landscape even more lovely to look at our land partner Bill has been making some very cool rock sculptures.
I recently found this piece of paper lying around the cabin. It’s a record I made of a milling session when Kevin was cutting the logs into posts. This documents the amount of time (2 hours) it took to mill 3/4’s of one post for the foundation.
Here are some more photos from that fun but exhausting time when we were milling and building the foundation.