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They’ll Need to Do Demo Work before Building a Bathroom

They’ll Need to Do Demo Work before Building a Bathroom

We are FINALLY adding a bathroom to our cabin! Due to our change in plans it will be where the wood stove and chimney were instead of in an addition. This means we needed to demo those before we could get started on the bathroom. CHIMNEY I started at the top with chimney removal. (If you ever need to do this check out YouTube as there are lots of videos explaining the process.) First, I removed the chimney cap that…

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They Will Need to Change Plans

They Will Need to Change Plans

“Is it International Choke a Bureaucrat Day? …Because it sure feels like it” was my first thought when the bureaucrat at the county office told me that if we put a 12×12 addition on our cabin for a bathroom it would no longer qualify as an “accessory dwelling” according to the county zoning ordinance. That would mean we would have to take it down or alter it so it was no longer a dwelling in order to build another primary…

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Building a Woodshed with Salvaged Materials

Building a Woodshed with Salvaged Materials

Why we wanted to build a woodshed: We want to cut from our land all of the firewood we burn in our woodstove, which is our only heat source. This year, that wasn’t a problem as we needed to cut down many trees to clear a right of way for our power line. We did have a problem of not having a place to put the wood once it was cut, so I decided we needed a woodshed. And since…

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