I thought I would share my adventures building a hermit's hut with you! I've been wanting to do this for a few years now and I guess it was just time. I haven't built anything since third grade, so thankfully my dad is helping me out!
Well, anyway, in January I started looking around for windows. I found an old pair in a thrift shop and so I peeled off the paint and the putty, removed the broken glass, oiled them, replaced the glass and applied new putty. The same thing went for the door, except it wasn't found in a thrift shop but up on our attic! Apparently it was the kitchen door in the 40's, 50's and 60's. My late grandmother and I grew up in the same house and it's so fascinating (and comforting) to think that something that was part of her every day life is now going to be part of mine!
I've chosen to use locally sourced 95 mm wood fibre insulation and I'm going to heat with a wood stove, which has been bought used. The hut will be 3,00 meters by 3,60 meters and it will have a sloping tin roof. Well, I guess that's about how far we have gotten for now!
And here's a photo from today's building!