Monday, February 08, 2010

Architectural Wizard

Our friend John is an amazing float cabin construction engineer. Right now he's building Cabin #5 here on Powell Lake. Wayne and I know the workmanship and care John takes because we live almost full time in his Cabin #3.

John can see things in his head and make them come to reality. But he also gets a lot of help from his dad Ed. You can see how the talent for float cabin construction runs in the family.

Ed's a wizard at architectural designs. He spends hours on his computer creating the plans needed to construct Cabin #5 in precision detail. When he can, Ed comes out to the construction site with his binder of drawings to not only supervise, but lend an experienced hand.

In addition to his detailed plans, Ed also created an animated video of the construction process. I have uploaded that video to YouTube.

Thanks Ed for letting me share your exceptional work. You can see more about the construction of Cabin #5 by clicking here. -- Margy


  1. It will be a beautiful cabin when done. How much longer do you think?


  2. I can see myself living in one of these! What a delightful cabin.

  3. That was fascinating! Looks like something I'd enjoy living in for the summers. :D

  4. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed Ed's video. I don't even want to think about how long it took him to make it.

    In answer to Margaret's question, I think John will be done sometime this summer. He is putting in windows now, the doors come next, and finally the interior.

    Float cabin are great places to live and use as summer cottages. If you would like to try, there are some for rent. You can find out more information at - Margy

  5. I feel like I know John after reading Wayne's books. He is really a very knowledgeable person, isn't he!And his Dad, as well, imagine making that video! I enjoyed this post thoroughly, Margy...maybe one day I will live on the water again.

    That thought just feels so good!


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy