Friday, June 29, 2012

Building a Log Home, chapter 6

Excavating for the basement turned up a huge number of rocks all destined for our fireplace. My husband and I combed the miles of trails on our property as well and picked up close to 13 tons of rocks. Whew – a big job, but we had the help of our trusty “Argo”, a six-wheeled vehicle that has been a lot of fun on the trails and a little workhorse when we attach a trailer to it to go rock hunting.

The view in this next picture shows that we planned a walkout basement. The building in the background is our garage/guest house where we stayed to oversee the project. We were our own general contractors, a task that two teachers who had handled thousands of students were able to do quite efficiently. More about that in a later post.