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Trailer porch project

100 dollar deck


We've been putting off building a porch for the back of our trailer since we moved in, which meant we could only use that door with extreme caution.

Last fall we managed to buy enough lumber for an 8x16 deck, but getting started proved to be a challenge due to other pressing projects.

Today we got half way there with the help of a carpenter named Bradley. We were so happy with his work we decided to hire him to also do a roof for the porch. He's charging 100 dollars for the 5 hours of labor required for the deck, and he doesn't mind the long walk across the creek!



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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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I am working on my porch this week also. I have been working on it off and on for 2 years as money and time allowed. I think is should be done finally.
Comment by Irma E. Tue May 1 20:45:35 2012
Irma --- Good luck with your porch! I'm hoping ours will progress again today. :-)
Comment by anna Wed May 2 08:05:32 2012
Hope you will post lots of pictures!
Comment by Irma E. Wed May 2 13:48:51 2012
Irma --- More photos to come in the morning. Stay tuned! :-)
Comment by anna Wed May 2 16:57:30 2012





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