10 February 2012


I'm finishing up the interior walls and trim. I'm leaving the section between the windows open for shelf space. The windows face NE and NW, making ideal light for a studio. There will be a wrap-around desk in this section.

The final step is to put blocking in the roof, then insulation, then the ceiling. I am going to go with fiberglass insulation due to its performance with moisture. The denim-cotton wouldn't hold up. For the ceiling's center section I am looking online at decorative pressed tin that comes in 2' panels. I am looking for a lightweight wood to use on the sides going up to the center.

The farm cat exploring.

Parked next to the grain silo and the goats.


  1. Cedar is light weight, aromatic and has some nice light color and tones.

  2. Agreed! I actually have a small pile outside I might end up using. Thanks for the comment.

  3. Wow Janine, that looks amazing! I think it is great that you make off-the-grid habitations. Is it difficult to procure and embed enough solar panels on the roof to power everything?