I got all four windows up on the south-facing wall over the past few days, so Hut 2.1 is almost entirely enclosed. Once I put up one more window on the western side, it’ll be completely enclosed. There’s actually still one more window to put up, but where that’s supposed to go (the eastern side) is currently covered up in OSB, and I’ll need to cut out the opening (there was a last minute change in window locations). Few of my windows actually match, but that’s what happens when you go cheap. Of the 7 windows in the lower level, only 2 were bought new. Two more were bought in like-new condition from a salvage shop, but didn’t come with installation instructions, which would’ve been useful seeing how they don’t have tabs, unlike all the other vinyl windows I’ve seen. The remaining 3 windows I got from a friends’ dad, who’d rescued them from the dumper at a construction site. They’re actually really nice Low-E, double-paned argon-filled tempered glass that must cost a lot new, but only cost me a six pack of beer. They’re also unframed panes, but I improvised a frame, so we’ll see how that goes (yes, lots of weather proofing strips, caulk, and foam were involved).
Okay, boys and girls, I gotta get going, so that’s it for today. More in a few days…
Well, it looks as if you might be able to winter over then? Do you have the insulation you need so you can warm it up inside better?
Yep, I’ve got a stack of polyiso boards laying around, as well as some recycled cellulose blow-in insulation for the floor.
You’d better watch out. You’re gonna fool around and make that place look like someone lives there. Lookin’ good!
Goos progress man, makes me once again jealous since I sat around today doing SQL queries.
Excellent progress. I hope you can enjoy fire in the wood stove in time for the next spell of cold weather.
Love it, coming together beautifully. It has an Eastern sensibility in desighn although you may not consider it so consciously.