Author Archives: metaspencer
We’ve been adding little things to our FirstDay Cottage over the years: a bathroom upstairs became a reality last summer, and things like shelves and furniture have slowly been taking shape. Here’s a view of one clutter killing shelf that … Continue reading
While our original plans called for two bathrooms, we originally went with just one (large and downstairs), as we wanted to preserve as many open spaces in the house as possible. Over the years, though, we’ve come to realize that … Continue reading
This is a simple walkthrough of our house. The lion’s share of the work on this house was completed in the summer of 2013 — which you can (obviously) read about here on our blog.
This summer, I took to the woods to build a simple shelter. While my backwoods shelter looks a bit remote in this video, it’s actually in eye-shot of one of our kitchen windows (though a good ways off). It was a … Continue reading
A view of the house from out in the fields — the winter wheat is starting to take off.
Living in a house that you built yourself, as we were told before we built it, is an experience all its own. Things that might seem utterly fixed, like windows and doors, seem entirely moveable to us. Since we put … Continue reading