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New girlfriend? Meet the indoor loo

More updates on the chalet trail

The chalet is my winter bedroom. Actually, since the demise of the tent. It’s my year round bedroom. I love it.

Now its also 200 feet from my washroom. So last year I cheerfully hiked off through blizzard and snow. It was no problem. In fact. I love it. But. I am a guy. I am regular.

So this year I added a new feature to my off grid camp. It’s a girlfriend. Hey guys, guess what. The girlfriend doesn’t think hiking to the washroom in the middle of the night during a blizzard is romantic. Or fun. Or something she is prepared to do.

So how do I keep my friend happy?

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Cool cladding for the Chalet

Bargains galore as the fall work season begins

Well. I’ve been a lazy lazy boy this summer. As always. Living off grid is great. Now here’s Gisele, the french dominatrix cracking her whip. I’m back to work. Sort of.

This is as far as I've gotten so far. I have to say it's going pretty slow. Part trickier than I thought. Part getting back into the work groove.
This is as far as I’ve gotten so far. I have to say it’s going pretty slow. Part trickier than I thought. Part getting back into the work groove.
Three, three, three kinds of siding, ah ah ahhhhh

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Blue chalet

How to roof a chalet

Step One: order a dark blue while preferring a lighter blue but it’s not available on the colour chart. Be happy when the colour chart is wrong and you get lighter blue.

The small panel resembles the colour chart. The light panel is what I wanted and received. To be fair, either is okay.

The darker blue most closely matches the colour chart but the received panel matches what I wanted. I'm okay with that.
The darker blue most closely matches the colour chart but the received panel matches what I wanted. I’m okay with that.
Install the roof

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Big foot in the spotlight

Look up, way up
The ceiling of the chalet will remain exposed. One of the aesthetic benefits of the perfect wall.
The ceiling of the chalet will remain exposed. One of the aesthetic benefits of the perfect wall.

This is the view from my bed looking up. Note that with the “perfect wall” I don’t need interior insulation, nor do I need drywall. So in keeping with the “chalet” aesthetic, I’m leaving the boards raw.

Inside the home of big foot

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