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Owen and Chris's April 2009

Owen and Chris's April 2009

Date: 28th April 2009
Approaching the structure, beautiful hazel and willows coming into leaf
Aaron, Ash and Fin playing inside

Aaron, Ash and Fin playing inside

Date: 28th April 2009
As you can see, we're still building. Owen has a temporary workbench along one side of this room. But there's still space to get toys out
Owen and Chris's April 2009

Owen and Chris's April 2009

Date: 28th April 2009
Our solar panels catch some afternoon sun. You can see Owen's homemade scaffolding round the side ready to weatherboard the next section
Owen and Chris's April 2009

Owen and Chris's April 2009

Date: 27th April 2009
Up to date photo of the structure showing raised beds to the west
Owen busy weatherboarding

Owen busy weatherboarding

Date: 1st April 2009
Owen boarding the outside using weatherboard from our own larch, milled on our solar-powered bandsaw. It's a slow process but we'll get there
Owen's floor is level. A view of the timber in the floor of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Owen's floor is level. A view of the timber in the floor of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st May 2008
Except the reclaimed posts, all the timber in the floor is sawn from the trees we felled and planked
Front view of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Front view of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st May 2008
Two of the 6x6 inch beams have gone up. You can see the recycled double glazing in place too
Chris and Owen's dwelling - a new interior

Chris and Owen's dwelling - a new interior

Date: 1st May 2008
Suddenly the outside has become the inside!
Chris and Owen's dwelling - a new interior

Chris and Owen's dwelling - a new interior

Date: 1st May 2008
The view from our bedroom
Aaron at the building site

Aaron at the building site

Date: 1st May 2008
Aaron loved to be around the site while the timber frame was being built - we couldn't always let him because he needed such close supervision. But he fitted in when he was there!
Groundwork for the structure - hand built foundations

Groundwork for the structure - hand built foundations

Date: 1st April 2008
To protect the foundation posts from future waterlogging, a trench was dug at the top of the site and filled with a drainage pipe and rocks. A hole was dug for each post and backfilled with stony soil and rocks
Groundwork for the structure - hand built foundations

Groundwork for the structure - hand built foundations

Date: 1st April 2008
Ground posts are of reclaimed oak. These amazing WWOOFers helped to dig the post holes and backfill with soil and rocks. Thanks guys!
Winching a stump by hand

Winching a stump by hand

Date: 1st January 2008
Using a Tirfor winch to remove the larch stump from the structure build site
Seasoning timber for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Seasoning timber for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st December 2007
This pile of logs became Owen and Chris' structure. Winched by hand into a good position for the mobile sawmill
Owen, Merlin and Seth...

Owen, Merlin and Seth...

Date: 1st December 2007
... are men at work
Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st October 2007
Becky hand felling a larch for plankwood
Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st October 2007
Dan using a felling axe to shape the gob cut
Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Tree felling by hand - a tree for Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st October 2007
Owen, Daz and Tim the WWOOFer using a crosscut saw to fell a larch for plankwood
Site of Owen and Chris' structure

Site of Owen and Chris' structure

Date: 1st September 2007
The site of Owen and Chris' dwelling.
Front view of the structure

Front view of the structure

Date: 1st May 2007
Beams are planked on site, boards are reclaimed
Front view of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Front view of Chris and Owen's dwelling

Date: 1st May 2007
Owen and Chris in the structure; Chris making noggins. You can see our new solar panels charging up Owen's drill
Chris and Owen's dwelling - interior

Chris and Owen's dwelling - interior

Date: 1st July 2005
Settled in
A temporary roof

A temporary roof

Date: 1st May 2005
A tarpaulin keeps the weather out so we can build inside

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