The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Laying the ground work

ground work photoThe location we chose for the new building has a bit of a slope to it. This requires different size blocks at different intervals to make it all level.

After a shopping spree at the hardware store I learned you can get the solid cinder blocks in both 4 inch and 2 inch sizes, which oddly cost the same even though you get twice as much material with the 4 inch version.

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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