Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Whirlwind weekend of work and sunshine!

Loading the counter onto the boat

Starting to put in the floor

Sanding the countertops

Nessa recovering a chair seat

There was also good food and swimming but I forgot to take pictures of those! Many many thanks to Nessa, John Sean and Bill for their hard work!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 19 - 20

Our friends Kevin & Anie and their kids came from Quebec for a busy weekend of hard work, great swimming and a large fish!

Supermoon weekend (July 11)

The weekend of the super moon we went up with Maddy, Suzanne and Kristen and Tomo the incredible expanding puppy. In between gazing at the super moon, 

drinking Kristen's yummy cocktails 

and swimming, 

we got a heck of a lot of work done.

Tiling! Ikea cabinets assembled! Electrical! Plumbing!

Thank you ladies for a super weekend!

Cabin building update

Hi all,

Just wanted to update you on our progress. We are trying to get as much done as possible before August 30th when we will have a party to celebrate the cabin completion and our 15th anniversary.

So we have 8 weekends to get the cabin completed - or as close as we can. If you are interested in helping we will be going over every weekend and it is quite a delightful time of year to spend there with swimming, disk golf, gardening and of course cabin building.

Projects left to complete:
-Electrical: rough in wire, panel and boxes. Cable to power tower. install outlets and switches.
-Flooring: purchase, ship and install flooring throughout the house.
-Deck-rail: design, purchase and install deck railing
-Tiling: upper bathroom
-Plumbing: install upstairs sink and toilet
-Kitchen: design, purchase and install cabinets and counter-tops

Let us know if you would like to join us.

Kevin + Sonja

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fun, progress and hot water!

A lunch with family and friends
I don't see a safety issue here do you?
This is the very first meal cooked on our new indoor stove
Men being silly with the manometer which actually has something to do with propane.

Such a great mix of fun and progress as we begin the finishing work on the cabin. Indoor cooking! Plumbing! Hot water! It's all kind of amazing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stepping into spring at last!

Suzanne auditions for covergirl of Stair Quarterly

Games are played

Kevin questions his decision to combine Cards Against Humanity and Drinko the night before

Brendan makes his mark

Kristen makes pie magic in the barbeque

the weather and trampolining are phenomenal

and the stairs are done!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Step by step to the stairs!

The past two weekends have been all about getting ready to do some interior work. Now that all the siding has been done, it' time to get in some of the elements of the interior. First step, the stairs!

Maddy preps the drywall after the very first insulation is put in.

Kevin contemplates the wall before getting started. The idea is to use the space under the stairs for storage.
First stairs go in

several stairs in

All the straight stairs are in! Now to install the curved stairs at the top and the  bottom.

Spring is sprouting up all over and to make the landscape even more lovely to look at our land partner Bill has been making some very cool rock sculptures.

a blog about 1 cabin and 7 ideas

local / logical / lots of uses / long lasting / low impact / low cost /loveable

Big thanks to everyone!

Help Gambier Island

Gambier Island is facing numerous environmental threats at the moment when we are seeing a rebirth of wildlife. Wolves, whales, owls and more, all around us we see evidence of an eco-system on the rebound. But that resurgence is threatened by plans to allow clear-cutting, develop LNG plants, sink warships.