carver166 McCoy wrote:Hi, If that flat backed mountain in your southern view is the one I think it is, we're in the same neighborhood. Not far from Diamond Lake??
I started out in Camden about 30 years ago in a 16'X24' tool shed, on a piece of land with the same basic orientation as yours. Back then, when I mentioned Permaculture, people thought I was talking about hair salons, and the only book I had ever seen was from Austrailia.
P.O. County is much friendlier to owner-builders than Spokane, but less so than it was when I started out. Back then they had a policy of "If you can draw it, we'll probably let you build it." It's still a very good area though, with lots of like minded folks.
If you are in the area and interested, I'll invite you to our local garden club in Camden. You'll find a bunch of good people and some of the county's Master Gardeners, with lots of local information.
Good building to you, Tim
Bethany Dutch wrote:Hi Vicki! Thanks for the greeting and hello! I realized I haven't updated much here, so I'm going to kind of give an update.
We're finishing up the house this weekend, doing the wiring, insulation, and putting on the metal roof. THis place is going to be very rustic to start with - we won't have siding, or insulation/drywall on the interior walls. We won't be able to put in a running water system until the spring, our toilet will be a bucket/sawdust deal, and we're going to use a battery storage system/generator combo for power but we won't have the $$ to get it set up for another month or two.
I don't have pics on this computer to post but here's a link to the album on my blog's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.589570121093809.1073741825.239136009470557&type=3
The pics aren't up to date, but pretty close! I'll take more photos this weekend when we finish up.