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?
Continue reading New girlfriend? Meet the indoor loo
Hanging it up in the closet
I had thought to put a closet in the chalet. While I was worried it would make the bedroom feel small, I ended up putting in two. One for clothes and another for the toilet.
This closet doesn’t have doors.
Chalet hits 98% complete
Well, I’m happy to report that the chalet is about 98% done. Still some bits and bobs. Caulking. Few siding pieces either to be trimmed or added to. Nothing urgent though.
Ha ha ha. Look under the door. I kept forgetting to cut those last to pieces. Hilarity! More pics follow
Continue reading Wrapped up 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. Three, three, three kinds of siding, ah ah ahhhhh
Continue reading Cool cladding for the Chalet
The winter chalet is proving out nicely. Even with the coldest winter in 40 years, incomplete, unsided, hacked in windows: it’s warm and comfy. Happiness is a warm blanket.
Sunshine washes away the winter blues. Performance report … thumbs up
Continue reading Winter bedroom update
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. Install the roof
Continue reading Blue chalet
Look up, way up
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
Continue reading Big foot in the spotlight
Wrapped and ready
The chalet is mostly done. The insulation board is on. The floor is in. The strapping is almost complete. If the weather holds the tin roof goes on next. If not… well spring is only five months away.
Continue reading Sunlit chalet