What the heck is a dodeggagon you might well ask. Spell check is asking the same thing. If I called it by its original name "the dodecagon" it might make more sense. A dodecagon is a twelve sided structure. It is almost a circle it has so many sides. But we did not want to keep it that simple. Oops! I'm getting ahead of myself here.
We wanted to build ourselves a cabin. The theory being that if we moved out of the main house the boys could take it over. Eventually they will build themselves cabins as well and the "main house" will become a community center of sorts with big meals, movies and most electric use being centered there.
We started the cabin plan simply enough with a typical rectangular shape, then decided we wanted to go round. Hence the dodecagon plan. Then, as we really looked at the plan we decided that the side of the house with the tiny wood stove would not have adequate space for sitting around the warm spot near the stove, so two of the sides of the plan were extended resulting in an egg shape, hence, the dodeggagon was born!
Naturally we have documented the whole process so far, and though it is nowhere near finished, we are making good progress. Hopefully by the end of winter it will be dried in and sleepable!
|Clearing the area|
|obtaining the center post|
|The foundation begins|
|The view I'll have from my coffee table!|
|The future cabin|
|Ready for sub-flooring|
|The view from my pillow!|
|Time to stand the center post|
|The planning stage for the cap that will attach the roof rafters to the center post|
|making the cap|
|The completed cap which could easily double as a medieval shield|