How to replace a roof – removing the old one

Taking off the old roof was going to be fun,  those darn packrats decided it was theirs as well, all the insulation in the roof had been packed down on the bottom and nothing left at the top.

So how to replace a roof?  The first thing is to take the old one off.  We ripped all the shingles off, tore off the plastic vapour barrier and pulled out all the old insulation.

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The start – small log cabin

It’s time to start working on the small log cabin if we are going to be able to have it done in time for snowmobiling out that way this winter.

So we begin, it’s time to collect firewood for the wood stove at home, so we start by cleaning up some of the dead trees that were in the way of the road way into the small log cabin or that may come down and finish off the cabin if we are not careful.

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What is a weed eater? Knocking down this grass

Time to start cleaning up this 10 acre off grid place

Now we have possession of our new 10 acre off grid home and it’s time for some more cleanup, the old vehicles are removed so now we can get out and start knocking the grass and weeds down.

What is a weed eater

I sure learned what a weed eater is or rather what kind of weed eater is the right one doing this task.

My tool is my little weed eater, I have a ride on lawnmower, but it’s hard to see what’s hiding in the grass, so we will start with the weed eater.

I learned though this exercise that not all weed eaters are the same and will remember this for the next time I have a project like this.

Not that my weed eater is not good, it’s just not made for a big job like this one.

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Cabin in the Woods – The Clean up Begins

Cleaning up the Small Cabin

Sept 2019 Update

Looking back on this post now 3 years later and it seems hard to believe that’s the little cabin we started out with.  How things have changed, maybe not as quick as we wanted. 

There were some hick ups along the way for sure, a wildfire and being evacuated from the property one whole summer and then work….darn work seems to get in the way sometimes, but here we were back then cleaning up the little cabin and now we are able to use it.

off grid cabin

And so the project begins here is some of the progress we have made this far on our little cabin in the woods.

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