The Den Cabin: Woodsman on the roof. 18/07/2021:

Today is the eighteenth of July and the roof is coming along swimmingly. After months of no progress on it, I have finally been given that final kick to push on and get somewhere. After a rather long and intense shingle making session, along with a clearing up the final bits on the south coppiceContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Woodsman on the roof. 18/07/2021:”

Den Cabin: Cabin Porch 13/07/2021

Today is the thirteenth of July. General update time. The weather has vastly improved over the last couple of weeks and this has led to great progress being made. Along with a couple visitors it has been an exciting few weeks in the woods. More below. The first project to get finished off this weekContinue reading “Den Cabin: Cabin Porch 13/07/2021”

The Den Cabin: Woodstore extension. 23/06/2021

Today is the twenty third of June. Two days away from the Den’s birthday it has been a relaxed month since the last post. Work has been done on the back wall which is now finished (although do not have a photo of the finished product yet). I have also built an extension onto theContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Woodstore extension. 23/06/2021”

The Den: A long time in the wild. 27/05/2021

Today is the twenty seventh of May. It has been nearly four months since the last blog post. The word has changed and a lot has gone on. The Den has been raided, rebuilt and improved. Here below is a general update of what has happened over the last 4 months. We left off inContinue reading “The Den: A long time in the wild. 27/05/2021”

The Den: 2020

2020 in photos according to the den. A massive thank you to all those who have helped me this year on the cabin. To name a few: Cate, Toby, Fin, Rory, Johnny, Tom, Barnswood team, Martin, Sam, Chris, Brett, Adam and all the others who I have forgotten :P. Let us hope that progress continuesContinue reading “The Den: 2020”

Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020

Today is the twenty third of November. The cooler weather has set in and the frosts are now a semi frequent occurrence. The cabin is growing day by day at a decent rate. Unlike the month of October, I have had some breaks in work and fair weather, which despite the lack of light, hasContinue reading “Cabin update: Fireplaces. 23/11/2020”

The Den Cabin: Walling in. 07/11/2020

Today is the seventh of November. Autumn is well underway and the leaves are falling fast. Most of the sycamores have lot their leaves and only the oaks and beaches have many left. It is a stark reminder that winter is on its way and that the coppicing season is soon here and time willContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Walling in. 07/11/2020”

The Den Cabin: Walls rising 05/11

Today is the fifth of November. Progress has slowed on the cabin project dramatically. A whole month without a blog post. Work, college and lost light has rendered the amount of time I can spend working on it almost nil. I however have finally managed to get enough done to warrant a blog post. TodayContinue reading “The Den Cabin: Walls rising 05/11”

Den update: Future Plans. 26/09/2020

Today is the twenty sixth of September. I was alone again in the woods. The birds were chirping away and the first winter cold has set in. Was a nice 4c when I stepped out of the house this morning. Today was a rather relax laid back day. I set about making and laying someContinue reading “Den update: Future Plans. 26/09/2020”

The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020

Today the the twenty fourth of September . A friend came to join me down in the woods today. I was in the process of slowly adding more shingles to the roof extending the northside wall line. Due to him being a far better tree surgeon then me I figured I would ask help makingContinue reading “The Den Cabin: In the dry 24/09/2020”