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Book details
  • Genre:HOUSE & HOME
  • SubGenre:Do-It-Yourself / Carpentry
  • Language:English
  • Pages:118
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098388317

Building the Bunkee

A Photo Anthology of Custom Log Cabin Construction and One Man's Retirement Dream

by Dan Ellens View author's profile page

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Overview
After a full career in industry, Dan Ellens follows his dream to hand-build a log cabin in the forest, using supplies off the land where possible. "Building the Bunkee - A Photo Anthology of Custom Log Cabin Construction and One Man's Retirement Dream" is a step-by-step photo guide for do-it-yourself construction of a small, high-quality log cabin, outhouse, and woodshed. The book's techniques and designs focus on ensuring a trouble-free off-grid shelter for decades to come.
Description
After a full career in industry, Dan Ellens follows his dream to hand-build a log cabin in the forest, using supplies off the land where possible. "Building the Bunkee - A Photo Anthology of Custom Log Cabin Construction and One Man's Retirement Dream" is a step-by-step photo guide for do-it-yourself construction of a small, high-quality log cabin, outhouse, and woodshed. The book's techniques and designs focus on ensuring a trouble-free off-grid shelter for decades to come. Throughout his book, Dan describes the materials, tools, and hand-built fixtures used in the project, along with the work and love involved to finally bring the project to completion. Learn the construction sequence involved in fabricating a charming off-grid 14' x 16' log cabin, a luxury rural outhouse, and a durable woodshed! The cabin, made using hand-hewn logs, includes a large, covered porch, an open loft with queen-size bed, and two hand-made Murphy wall beds. It has woodstove heat, oil lamp lighting and a fully equipped kitchenette with gravity-fed water. Its beams, braces and columns are connected using hand-chiseled mortice and tenons, secured with wooden pegs. The log cabin, set up with all things necessary for off-grid life, could easily be classified as a 'Tiny House'.
About the author
Dan Ellens is an outdoor enthusiast who spends about 200 days a year living off-grid in a hand-built treehouse in the forest of Michigan. Ellens is retired from industry and international business. He currently promotes restoration for natural and agricultural land, self-reliant lifestyles, and outward-bound activities. Check out Ellens' other books: "Turning Ten - Great Adventures in the Great Lakes", "A Time for India", and "Treehouse Letters-The Unabridged Michigan Forest Life Journal".

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