The story in five parts
- My camp build – 2010
- My camp build – 2011
- My camp build – 2012
- My camp build – 2013
- My camp build – 2014
- My camp build – 2015 in progress …
My camp build started as a dream
The dream was to create a writer’s paradise. I wanted a tiny writer’s cabin with a window that had lots of panes of glass. This window would look out over water. You wouldn’t sit at a table, you would lie in a bed.
What a great dream
Things change. Circumstance changes. Dreams evolve. And that’s what’s happened to my camp. It has grown in ways I could never have imagined.
For instance I never saw living here full time. And I never thought I’d add drawing (and cartoons, wha?) to my list of creative activities.
I was not a builder when I started. Who would have thought I would assemble a solar system? Build a pole barn? Live in a shed? Adopt wild creatures? Learn how to design inexpensive buildings for very cold climates? Not me.
And who knew
It would take this much time. Time to get things right. Time to see what you really need and not what you preconceive. Time to build.
I will say, from watching my build progress, and others. The greatest joy in off grid life may be the progression of time. The build. The seasons. Life. It is wonderful.
And if there’s a lesson here, it’s not too rush. There’s no hurry. Build it and enjoy. Even if you don’t get everything done, get enough done.
And enjoy the journey
I hope you enjoy the trip. This took some time to write. And it’ll take some time to read. So I hope you find delight, laughter and joy. Peace and love.
And remember. Comments very appreciated.