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little woehlerfati progress

 
Jon Piper
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I had posted some ideas a while back so I thought I'd post an update of my little oehler / wofati inspired structure.

It's been a slow-going spare time project, and tons of fun. The biggest challenge has been working with the big heavy logs... first collecting them and hauling them up the hill, and then lifting them in place. No heavy equipment used. You will see my makeshift greek crane in a couple of the pictures, which was a great solution suggested by a permies member on these forums.

Hopefully will have something more complete by the end of the summer







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view from downhill/south. Crane resting on the ground.
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view from uphill/north. Lifting center roof girder into place.
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view from downhill/south. Some roof beams in place.
 
Jay Peters
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that looks great...and fun! hand dug as well??

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Jon Piper
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Thanks Jay.

I'm using a spot where there was an old, broken down foundation, so it was mostly already dug out. However, I did have somebody with a bobcat come in, knock down and clear out some of the concrete and do a little digging too. I still have to dig down by hand around the outside of the remaining foundation walls so I can drop the waterproof barrier down.
 
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Looking good Jon, keep us up to date!
 
Jon Piper
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all structural beams done.... started on the roof decking.

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Jon Piper
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Got back to work. Finished the sheathing on one side of the peak, and will lay EPDM and start covering with dirt soon.
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