How to build a house in six minutes.


My spousal unit compiled photos from the five years it took us to build our little retirement house near Walton, Oregon. There is a lot more to the story but she is too lazy to update it. It is fun to see the bones of the structure and the slow but sure evolution of our house. We referred to the entire process as the What Year is it? of the However Long it Takes Plan. We moved in last August and are still working on the interior finish. Notice how much of the wood was home-milled. A few Douglas fir trees blew over in a storm several years ago, and now they are a house.

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Images, diagrams, and text copyright 2016 by Marvin Denmark unless otherwise noted. Please do not copy and post my content anywhere without my permission. Thank you.

2 thoughts on “How to build a house in six minutes.

  1. Marvin and Robin: What an excellent history of building your home. Marvin, your attention to detail and hard work on your home is really beautiful to see. I’ve looked at it over and over and marvel at all your skils you had to know to build it ! Thanks for sharing with me. Curtis and Carol Basco

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