Cabin in the Woods
I built a cabin in 2007 in the same place where I built the kiln. I lived there until August 2011. It's a tinny 12' x 18' single room house (later I added separate bath room), having no electricity, no running water. There was a small clean stream originated in the same land. I took water from there by bringing with buckets.
I started to build the cabin nearby slope of the kiln in February, 2007.
Posts and beams, timber-frame, a sort of.
Bringing Lumber to Quicken
I followed advices of a man lived the neighboring land and brought white pine lumbers. That was the way of broke, but hastened the process a lot.
Small Shrine in the Woods
Round posts having relatively large roof, at this stage the house looked like a small shrine. I loved this look and dreamed of having glass only walls surrounded.
Instead, it must be covered with pine boards and limited number of windows. It was sad to see inside becoming darker and darker.
But, good things of being shrouded with pine boards are to keep excessive moisture out and its warm feeling. The smell of the boards was good, too. At the end of August (2007), it reached livable completion.
The most beautiful time in the forest is spring. Probably, no more words are necessary here. (Click the picture to see larger image.)
After adding the bath room. The toilet was a sawdust toilet by the way. Sawdust toilets are the most environmentally friendly toilet system. If you want to know about it, look up "Humanure Handbook" by Joseph Jenkins, or click here.
In the Snow
The same snow as "Snowmaggedon". The snow was not really deep here, but enough depth keeping me for two weeks from driving out with the car.