Building this log cabin has been a lifelong dream of mine, and a source of worry and work for the last three years.
I think I may have another year or so left until I am done with it all.
Part of the reason for that is me being in no hurry at all. I want it to be pitch perfect in every way, so if it takes ten years to finish, then that’s how long it takes! The structure itself is done, and there is a roof and walls and even exterior doors, so I can sleep here on long weekends. To work here during the summer I definitely had to invest in a small air conditioning unit, which would work now that I had enclosed spaces. The first few summers were brutal, with no hope of any cooling besides jumping in the lake, because with no structure to trap the cold air there was no point in AC. Now at least I will be good for cooling down a room or two, which I can do while working, or just to have a nice comfortable place to sleep. Once I have all the interior work down, and the plumbing and electrical grid installed, then I can think about what kind of climate control system I will get for the place. I want a wood burning furnace to use in the winters, but I’m not sure if central A/C is the way to go, or just getting more window units, because there won’t really be that many rooms.