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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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Chalet foray: Staying overnight now

Overnight stays have begun
First night in the chalet. Inflatable mattress and my sleeping bag.
First night in the chalet. Inflatable mattress and my sleeping bag.

I have now spent 3 nights sleeping in the chalet. I’m very pleased to report that night one I went to bed with the interior temp at 21 and woke to 14 (70/60F). -6 (21F) overnight but no wind. This is before closing the gap above the door and foaming the last 2 window frames.

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