Monday, December 31, 2012

A Phoenix "You Know What"

I wish they didn't call them earthships! Most of them are made with alternative building materials - free old tires, hence all the round walls. I'm not sure I would like that for my house though. I've heard it's super labor intensive too so a big house isn't practical for us, packing dirt into the tires with a sledge hammer - still for free.... Maybe a cool idea for unique guest cabin on the river or up the mountain.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Hayloft - Guest Apt Over The Barn

My father helped me build this little guest apt over the barn, that he also helped us build. It's still needs some details finished. 

I tiled the counter-top need to finish trimming it out.


I turned this box found discarded on the side of the road into a vanity.


I cut out the doors, stained the top, set a sink in it.

The bathroom still needs paint or wall treatment, and I like the vanity and will find some doors or maybe I'll make curtains. I think it'll look pretty good. The mirror is from a vintage dresser owned by my late father-in-law.

The windows need sills and trim. 
I don't want to talk about the color.... but it's not quite what I had imagined....

 I just painted the plywood floors for now. Good enough.

 The back of the barn - upstairs entrance to loft. Need to get those 4x4's leaning on the landing moved.

This is from the barn looking back at toward my house.

Lol.  Barn Art from lawnmower blades!

View of the front of the barn. I'll add a pulley and rope system just like a real hayloft would have, and use it to haul up groceries!

Hammock and a fire pit


View from my house, of the barn in the back.