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Do it yourself storage building

mark and anna winter 2010

Blue skies and above freezing temperatures helped us to breeze through two and a half more wall sections of our home made storage building project today.

This post is part of our Building a Storage Building from Scratch series.  Read all of the entries:

Part 1: Foundation
Part 2: Floor
Part 3: Walls and scavenging lumber
Part 4: Adding the loft
Part 5: The roof
Summing it up:




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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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coming from the Applachian mts. i have seen in my life time many new families begin with the old chicken house out back, when I first seen the structure that was onced the homestead, i could not help but notice how underbuilt it was, however it last for quite sometime. I think you are right on course,# 1 there is so much Love/Happiness/& teamwork put into the structure that is surly the cement that will make this building to last our life time. Mark don't forget to take a sage smoking to bless the building before using. Hope you keep having nice weather to complete.

Comment by mom roseanell Thu Jan 14 09:52:55 2010

Thank you so much for commenting! I'm glad to hear someone with a similar mindset --- I was starting to feel a bit alone there. :-)

It's supposed to get up to 50 today!!!!

Comment by anna Thu Jan 14 11:03:05 2010





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