House of Fallen Timbers – Completed

Since the August update I have finished the roof, begun sealing up the cabin and hung the door and shutters. We’ve had several good soaking rains and a couple of strong windy thunderstorms since finishing up the roof and the cabin walls are dry! A cousin of mine has donated a kerosene heater to keep me nice and warm this fall as I finish sealing up the walls.

There is still plenty of work to do but the construction phase of the cabin is for the most part complete. As a result my journal entries will probably be considerably fewer from here on out.

Thanks again so much for sharing my project with your readers. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. On a final note I wanted to remind everyone that The Shed Blog is now accepting entries for the 2011 Shed of the Year Competition. Of course I’ve entered the House of Fallen Timbers. I encourage all your readers to take a look at the entries and leave comments for the makers of the sheds you would like the judges to reward.

Thanks again Kent and thanks to all the Tiny House Blog readers who have visited the House of Fallen Timbers. I made a short video to celebrate. It has been a blast!

Thank you David Lottes for keeping us posted on your great little project.

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Tim - October 5, 2010 Reply

Looks fantstic, great job on this!

David Lottes - October 6, 2010 Reply

Thanks Tim!

Keith - October 6, 2010 Reply

If you are going to use a kerosene heater in a space that small please be safe and install a carbon monoxide detector.

David - October 6, 2010 Reply

Thanks Keith
Will do.

mike - August 14, 2011 Reply

Put some blocks under the sills asap. It’s going to rot.

David A. Lottes - January 14, 2012 Reply

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Nancy - April 11, 2014 Reply

Aren’t you concerned about rot with the logs just sitting on the soil? No concrete pier blocks or stone down there? I hope it lasts, unless it was an experiment, or guest cottage/shed…

Joni jarzynski - March 13, 2015 Reply

Wow! That is really great.
We have dead ash trees in our area. Do you think a novice, like me. Could build a chicken coop with the wood? You’ve inspired me. My husband who is an engineer, not a carpenter, would be my side kick.

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