Quote of the Day
The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
My cabin construction project is now complete. My wife and I are now beginning to furnish our new home, which will take some time. I continue to work on the garage construction myself, which will take until sometime in May to finish. Overall, our planning was good and there were no major surprises. The one area of difficulty that I did not fully appreciate is the remoteness of the site. Before you go to the site, you need to plan out every possible tool or part that you will need while there.
This is a huge, multi-year project that I am relieved to say the house portion is complete – the garage still needs a bit of work. My plan is to retire at this site in 5 to 10 years and spend my time designing hardware, writing software, and building furniture. I hope that my granddaughter will get to spend quite a bit of time here with her grandparents.
Some basic home details:
- 2100 square feet
- 2 floors
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- no basement, concrete slab on ground with in-floor heating
- insulated with closed-cell foam
- heated with propane (the only form of fuel that I could get locally)
- designed for handicapped access (I want to live there when I am old)
My wife and I can live on the ground floor and have our guests stay on the upper floor.
Some additional photos.
|Figure 2: House View From Driveway.|
|Figure 3: Kitchen View.|
|Figure 4: Living Room View.|
|Figure 5: Master Bedroom (2nd Floor).|
|Figure 6: View of Stairway and 2nd Floor Hall (Bedroom on Left).|
|Figure 7: Handicap Access Shower (1st floor).|
|Figure 8: Living Room Fireplace.|
|Figure 9: Second View of Master Bedroom (2nd floor).|