Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Some Background

The wife and I bought an old vacation cottage about 5 years ago. It is on a lake in Wisconsin. This is our primary residence and the plan had always been to knock it down and build a new house as soon as possible.

Along the way, we built a 3-car garage on site with an upper level "apartment" we will live in during construction. When we are done, we hope to use that area as a guest house for visitors. As the old saying goes, "Guests, like fish, start to smell after three days." Giving our guest their own place to stay will make an extended visit more pleasant for everyone. . .

The picture shows the place as it pretty much is today - in all of its 720 square feet of glory. (The odd frame around the picture was caused by a broken part floating around inside my mom's camera) You can also see in the picture the shed we built as a prototype for the look we were going for on the garage.

Future posts will cover the path to this point, more info on the garage, and our progress as we move ahead. With any luck, the volunteer fire department will be setting this place ablaze within the month!

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