One day while walking around the woods I came across a little valley
I wondered where it went
It looked magical and inviting Sooooo...
I built a road and followed it to see where it went
At the end of the road I found a quiet little spot among the beech and oak trees
I cut a couple of trees (but really disliked doing it) and said "Now what?"
I dug some holes,
found some poles,
and began to build my home
I knew I would soon need some electricity so...
I dug a trench 320 foot long through the forest and got a little E-power
I put up the walls,
framed the roof,
and sealed up the outside of it
I did a little work inside too!
I put on a coat of paint and got ready for the winter
The winter of 96 came and went - couldn't get too much done without heat
so I just chilled, layed out plans, and got myself psyched up for the coming spring
Spring of 97, here we be
I layed 720 foot of water line
Hooked up my hot water heater
I started underpinning the place
With this finished, the floor would be heated to 55 degrees by nature
I wanted to start putting that HOT water to a good use
Yea, this will do
Come the winter of 97 I had wood heat to help keep the place "dried out"
but it still wasn't livable, I just continued to work on
the plumbing, electrical, and drywall
Spring 98 - Time to paint inside and start the flooring
Finish out some doors,
and get some stairs started
And then there was the siding
Had to do a little roadway re-engineering
With winter 98 closing in on me, I thought I should get my place some LP gas heat
I got the kitchen together some-what
I finished up the sleeping loft and closet too
The Winter of 98 found me pretty much winding up the project
In 1999 I kept it to a minimal set of projects - They were: #1 My Decks
And #2 My Tool Shed
Special thanks to all that have helped make this special dream come true
Enjoy your life travels