This blog chronicles the importance of and efforts to return to Mother Earth in spirit and in body. This journey is not one of primitivism or reenactment of an earlier age. It's hope is to inspire me to find the middle ground between necessities of the 21st Century, the need to find a simpler way of life, and our ethical responsibility to protect the land and preserve our natural resources.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Cabin in Colorado: the "showme stage"

This is considered a medium-size cabin. Here are some plan drawings of the main floor and the loft. I've read that it is easy to incorporate a basement and root cellar when the foundation is poured. Since the cabin isn't planned for mountainous terrain, heavy equipment can be brought in without irreparable damage to the environment. The design calls for 12" drawn timber on a natural stone foundation. The roof (I'll post exterior elevations later) will have shakes. I apologize that the drawings show rather crummy on the blog. However, you can click to view them larger.

The plan drawing of the main floor is illustrated
with furniture so that when viewing on screen, you may better
understand relevant scale.



The plan drawing of the loft includes a catwalk to an
eastern balcony and reading area. The western side has room for
two additional bedrooms or a family room and project area.




The following rough is an elevation of the northern interior wall.

2 Comments:

Blogger cabinbabe said...

What about the outdoors? How will you incorporate the idea of outdoor living? Trees? A porch? A place to hang laundary that comes back into the cabin smelling of fresh air?

Monday, July 24, 2006  
Blogger cabinboy said...

Cabinbabe:
are you referring to the "Laundary Air?"

Sunday, August 06, 2006  

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