Cabin building update

Hi all,

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
Let us know if you would like to join us.
Kevin + Sonja

The Shingle Best Weekend of 2012

How many puns can people make using the words shingle and shake? About as many as the hundreds of nails that were used to put up the shingle siding on the power tower!

In addition to the many bad puns our long weekend also featured

trampolining

swimming

boobytrap

and nature bingo!

ready to take the plunge
getting crafty!
We also had lots of neighbours and visitors coming to check out our progress. I am getting quite practised at our ‘7l cabin tour.’ If I had to summarize the things I emphasized most about our building journey they were:
  • Start with things you love. In our case, it was the land first, then the windows which we built the house around.
  • Find some common ground that will shape your decisions.
  • Create a good base camp
  • Enjoy the process!

Big thanks to Mike, John, Maddy and Blake and our land partner Bill who brought the beautiful cedar shakes from Vancouver Island.