Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The ease and speed of construction were the deciding factors in our choice to build the Mini-Delux - our site is remote and we had a limited time to build. Designed to utilize commonly available materials allowed us to locally source materials, get them delivered and keep the cost down. The 12' x 16' main floor is large enough to be utilized in a variety of configurations and uses. The 12' x 12' loft provides additional storage space and the 8' x 12' covered porch is a comfortable bridge between the scenery and the shelter.
A more detailed account of building this structure can be seen at my Yonderosa blog
Floor Framing Detail
A slideshow of the construction can been seen at http://s448.photobucket.com/albums/qq202/Yonderosa_photos/?albumview=slideshow
I've built dozens of houses and been involved in hundreds of other construction projects as a designer or a carpenter - the experience of building this simple little structure has been one of the most enjoyable and satisfying of my life. The environment, the challenge, the partnership with my wife, the accomplishment of a dream... all greatly enrich the experience.