Jon Dusza from the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii contacted me recently about a shack he built called the Love Shack. I will let Jon tell you a little more about it and show you some pictures.
This shack started with some free telephone poles. The idea was to use the poles for the four corners and enclose an area that would be bug free on this tropical jungle property.
The lot consists of 4 acres on a stream surrounded by mountains towering up 2000 feet. So when building a view of the cliffs was very important. During a rain storm, waterfalls erupt like threads from each notch in the cliff.
The framing incorporates 2 x 4’s with 2 x 6’s for the roof and 2×8’s for the floors. Two beams hold the floor and roof load at the floor level. The poles are strapped to boulders, cemented to rocks, and buried in the ground. The original rock walls were terraces for the Hawaiians to grow taro. The total cost with labor was around $4,000.
Thank you Jon for sharing your shelter with us, I personally would enjoy spending some time in it.