Saturday, July 09, 2011

Up Goes the Frame

John has started constructing our bathroom and side porch. We chose to put it adjacent to our downstairs "guest" bedroom. That way the deck on the front (sunny) side will remain large. The bathroom will be 6'X10' so there will still be a walk-around deck. That is very important to us. Our deck is our land, and we don't want to lose too much.

Inside will be space for a compost toilet, a bathtub (no running water), and storage shelves and cabinets. The window in the bedroom will become a doorway. Then the window will be moved to the bathroom wall. Heavy plywood over the deck is both the "foundation" and the room's future flooring after deck paint is applied.

The first phase of construction included framing the walls and installing some of the siding. It matches our existing siding and the whole cabin will get a new coat of paint so that everything matches exactly. The post and beam in the foreground are the beginnings of the covered side porch. That will be especially nice on both hot and rainy days.

This is so exciting! Thanks Ed and John. - Margy


  1. That is so exciting! It will be so nice not climbing those long steep stairs to use the facilities. Can't wait to see the finished project.


  2. Oh good, then I will be able to come for a visit. LOL
    Seriously, it will be nice for you to avoid that long, cold climb during inclement weather.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Yes Margaret and Kay - it will be nice not to have to climb the hill every time, but we'll keep the outhouse up there in case we need a seat with a view while working or relaxing on the cliff.


  4. You never know when you might need that outhouse - good idea to keep it. Ours at the cabin has a great view out over the meadow...

  5. That looks so exciting! I know things will, no doubt, be "torn up" during construction, but when it's all finished it will be wonderful. Can't wait to see finished pics.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy