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“With great (amounts of) cabins, comes great responsibility”, as Spider-Man once said, well, something like that….
I was back up at my camp in Vermont last weekend (the site of July’s “Tiny House-Building Summer Camp”) and worked on readying some of the structures we worked on, for the coming winter (just in case I can’t make it back up there anytime soon). As I’ve mentioned, my 10 acres in Vermont has always been my experimenting grounds, and photo subject-matter for my “Humble Homes, Simple Shacks” book, but the upkeep on so many structures does get time consuming. Cleaning them, porcupine-proofing them, waterproofing their half-done status, and more- it all adds up! Yes, the porcupines are back at it- eating all of the plywood they can get their hands on (see the side story in my book).
Above: In the process of tar-papering “The Rockhill” Cabin (named in honor or Bill Rockhill and his son, who were very instrumental in its construction. Bill runs Bear Creek Carpentry in the Adirondacks, and does GREAT tiny house and log cabin work- check him out at www.bearcreekcarpentry.com
|Note the big ole boulder/glacial erratic next to the cabin…. “Kurt Rock”, as I called it on the maps people received at the camp.|
|An added ATTEMPT to keep future snow drifts out. I do plan on making it up to VT one more time to work, before winter hits, but just in case I don’t make it….|
Yeah, again, TARPS are a builder’s good friend- I talk about this all the time at the Tumbleweed Tiny House Workshops too….from digging holes (to throw displaced dirt on them), to rain protection, rain collection, shade from the sun, and more….
-Derek “Deek” Diedricksen
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