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).
TO SIGN UP FOR OUT UPCOMING (Nov 2-4 near Boston) WORKSHOP- CLICK HERE.....we'll all build a tiny guest house/art studio together- 8' by 12', with some added, unique features and techniques!
|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....|
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen