Friday, August 27, 2010

Virtual fist bumps to you, Mark Frauenfelder and Deacon Greg

Our cabin got BoingBoinged! And Beliefnetted!

This almost makes up for the fact that, due to unpredictable weather and various life events, we have not made it over to the island as much as we would have liked to this summer. Sad face.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The reason Thoreau was able to write 'Walden' was because he didn't have to build his cabin. And his sister cooked all his meals.

Er. Yeah. It's been a while since we updated. Since our last post, John and Stefan have done a fabulous job of expanding the deck, and Stefan deserves some kind of Genius of the Year Award for coming up with the idea of using rebar for the railings, after we learned that tension-wire would be about half the price it cost to build the entire cabin. (It's wire, people! What's with the fancy pricing!)

I also gave a tour of the cabin at Apartment Therapy, which has gotten some really nice attention and some super-nice comments over there, and which has led to posts on Tiny House Blog and Shedworking, the site that first inspired us. It's so cool to see everything come full circle like this, and to realize how many people like us there are out there – people who just want a simple little "wooden tent" to kick back in.

Our next projects are a treehouse for the boys and an outdoor kitchen/bar. John has some crazy ideas for this one. I say "crazy", but actually a lot of this entire cabin scheme is his crazy idea, and look how that's worked out. Hooray for crazy ideas!