This is the house for my family that we are currently building. My wife and I are acting as the general contractor and doing much of the work ourselves so it is taking a bit longer than your average home. I am not showing many of the drawings yet, but I am excited to show photos on the blog as construction progresses.
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This is the first semi-permanent structure we built on our land. A storage shed for keeping our tools, camping gear and most importantly dry wood. The main indoor space is a simple 10 x 12 enclosure, however the continuation of the roof past the sidewalls forms a covered outdoor space that is perfect for stacking firewood. The simple material palette helps express that which is sheltering (the corrugated steel) and that which is covered (the bare wood, both stacked and structural).
This tent/shack plays with the temporary notion of camping, combined with the convenience of the permanent storage shed. While the side storage areas function from their fixed positions, the opening between these ends functions through its temporary nature, housing the main living space. This structure has become a symbol and a story for us.
Two permanent sheds face each other across a platform. This central platform is the space of the tent, made up of two separate coverings. The outer tent stretches from the ridge beam down to braces anchored in the soil. The inner tent carefully connects the two sheds to create one continuous enclosed space.
Follow our blog for progress on this project. While it housed our family during construction in camping style, this structure is transitioning into a camping/guest house, outdoor eating area and writer's shack. This project and the Shed will share many of the same aesthetics.