So... the cabin is coming along, swimmingly. We have finished all of the interior framing and fundamentals, and these past two-weeks have been devoted to working with the exterior... the land, to further develop "the presence" of the home.
We had to take out a couple of BIG TREES.... trees that were destined to destroy the home (literally), but as many of your know, I have been building this home with a conscience. Like the re-used timbers that support the home from the inside..... like the gas-filled glass panes that ensure maximum insulation with maximum interior light exposure..... like the re-fabricated water well that sustains the tap..... like the re-purposed interior planking that set "the tone" of the home.... Like all these things, the trees felled in this past week will live-on in another form.
Within the next few weeks, these trees will have been cut, transported, rough-sawed, milled, planed, kilned... and eventually become the exterior siding of the home. There is an element of drama.... an element of emotion that goes with this whole process. But, in the end... I think (I hope!) the results will astound.
We also did some rockery and hardscaping this week. See the photos and video below.
PS: to be certain -- the two trees you see being cut in this video were living a mere inches from the home..... like 6-inches. If you own a home, you understand my actions.
On friday evening, Ryan and I headed out on a mission:
Experience the new Starbucks on Capital Hill in Seattle, Wa. --- you know... the one that sells beer and wine.
And so it began...
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