I have been going on about cabin building so I figure I had better show you what we are doing. This is the site location....
on the edge of the dunes.
We asked Donald if he would cut down some "regen"(regenerating new growth) and level the site. His little hoe just picked the trees out of the sand. We harvested the new spruce tips to make beer, tea and cough syrup and burned the trees.
The levelled site.
We mixed and poured concrete pads and drove the three front posts into the ground.
These old hand milled timbers are from a garage that was taken down on the property.
This is the "critter proof" floor, tar paper was placed on the timbers and then a sub floor was pieced together with old 3/4" plywood....recycle, reuse, reduce! Another frame will be laid for the installation of 1.5" tongue and groove pine flooring and insulation.
Celebrating the completion of phase one. The cabin is 12' x 16' with a 4' deck. As the weather comes directly at the front of the cabin from the southeast the door will be to the left(north side) with firewood storage. The cabin will be clad inside and out with red cedar.
Our stash of locally cut and milled dimensional timber.
The documentation of each days progress with the walls was lost when my Olympus camera died.
It took five days to put up the walls under the watchful gaze and attack of "no-see-ums" and "black flies"!
The best part......the view!
There are wall to wall windows in the front and around the corners overlooking the dunes and the ocean.
Several days ago we headed to the beach to look for some character wood for the porch supports.
The choice was a little overwhelming!!!!
Trying out the pieces we found.
I think they add character...
Looking towards the southwest from the dunes.
Looking northwest from a higher dune. In the forground is a picnic shelter and campfire.
And the cabin as we left it tonight. The roof line is temporary to see if the pitch is what we want and the rafters won't be that long. There will be a sleeping loft over the deck, wood heat, composting toilet, cystern for water collection and outdoor rainforest shower.
P.S. To those who stop by my blog for the first time or those wonderful regulars I apologize for not visiting your blogs as regularly as I would like. Out on the islands we have to "make hay while the sun shines" so between cabin building, painting contracts and technical difficulties I haven't had much time or energy to connect but this to will pass!
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