Tom O’Rourke who lives in Northern Minnesota sent me a few pictures of a writing/guest shack he and a few friends built recently.
Tom says a few intrepid, and skilled friends took part (my kids too). We built a 10 x 12 foot guest house, writing shack about 100 yards from the house. It took a month to build and we used a “crib” of pressure treated lumber, no footings as a foundation. I hope it will move as one unit if it gets frost-heaved.
The desk is on a hinge and swivels up and out of the way. The bed is lofted a bit, and is behind the bookcase. Steps to the bed are built into the bookcase.
Excluding the woodstove, and a month worth of food and beer to support the troops, we spent about $2,700. Tom also mentioned that the guys sure ate a lot and drank a lot of beer, but is a great alternative way to get a building constructed.
Thanks Tom for sharing your great project, hopefully it will inspire someone else to do the same.