Just wanted to share our success with the plan we obtained from this site!
In the spring of 2004, we bought the 20í 1-1/2 story cottage plan. We increased it to 20 x 34 and sat down with a pad of graph paper and made some modifications to the layout. Found this nifty site on the Web! VERY fun and FREE!! YIPPEE!!!
In April, we began clearing our building spot in the middle of our 10 acres of woods in Michiganís thumb.
We worked every weekend all summer and fall until we finally got it weather tight by October.
We have worked on this project almost every single weekend and every vacation for 2 years now, but we are very close to being done. Inside, we have some finish trim work to do and the staircase/railing to the loft to put in. Outside, we have to put the stone on the chimney and around the base of the cabin.
The exterior was sided in Certainteed stained cement fiberboard and the chimney will be finished in the same cultured stone we used on the fireplace surround.
We used pre-finished tongue and groove pine on the walls of the main living areas. The kitchen has pine cupboards. We put in an old barn wood accent wall. We used drywall and pine on the ceiling in the bedroom and bathroom.
We hope to add a porch with overhang on both sides of the house, maybe this summer.
To see more photos of our progress:http://danamycabin.snapfish.com/comcast
(you need to sign-up for free account but it is quick)
Hope you enjoy the pictures. I will post more as we progress!Note from John 5/22/08:
We now have a Gallery Page up for this house. Click HERE