Quote of the Day
The benefit of controlling a modern state is less the power to persecute the innocent, more the power to protect the guilty.
- David Frum
A number of folks have asked that I post pictures of my cabin construction project. The project actually consists of two separate activities: a large garage (started last fall) and a two-story cabin. I will start posting photos here as things progress.
Old Cabin Demise
The process really began in earnest with the demolition of the old hunting shack that was built in the 1930s.
The garage is a 30'x60' Morton building. All the garage photos were taken from tree-mounted remote camera. The garage has a storage area, office, and woodshop. I will take more pictures this weekend. Initially, some of my friends suggested that I look for garage alternatives like a Quonset hut or a Carport. These are, of course, quite easy and cost-effective, but I had various needs with a garage, so I decided against it.
The garage contains three rooms: (1) an office with a bathroom and shower, (2) a woodshop, and (3) a boat storage area. You can see the framing in Figure 5. HVAC installation is in progress. Electrical wiring and plumbing will follow. As you can see, there's plenty of storage space. But I still need to build cupboards to keep the outdoor extension cords, lawnmowers, and other tools safe. I might also have to consider getting a new garage air compressor because a lot of heavy work depends on it.
The house is ~2000 square feet and will be my retirement home.
Wow! I never thought I'd say these words because, truthfully, I never thought it would happen. Like most people, I always thought that I'd spend my golden years at the property I'm in now but it is time for a change. A new chapter in a new home sounds good to me. Of course, there are a lot of things that will need renovating before I will be able to move in for good but I'm excited by the prospect. Who wouldn't be?
Though a lot of things need completing in the interior, I also want to place particular focus on the exterior too. After all, this is the first thing that most people will see when they come onto the property. My friend has the same thought process as me and has made the exterior of his home the main priority for his project. Like me, he also loved the idea of a concrete patio, and has since got in touch with somewhere like this Milwaukee Concrete Patio Installation company to see about getting it done for him. At least this way it can be done professionally. I think I will do the same when I finally get around to it.
This is where I'm spending my retirement years, so it just has to be perfect. I have a lot of ideas that I can't wait to turn into a reality. And the best thing is that you're coming along for the journey. Even better! You'll get to see the finished product just as it's been done. And that is very exciting.