“The children grew up, and we can finally think about themselves,” said 65-year-old Richard Aiken and began looking for a suburban area to live away from the city. The man hoped that this great idea will hit them in the pocket, but there was a very funny story…
A friend of Richard told him about a man who was willing to literally give his gift to a crumbling old shack and the land on which it stands. The house is completely absent roof, but the frame is completely rotted.
But 100$ is a small money, so Richard decided to take a chance, especially not hoping on success. Immediately after that, the man made a work plan, and began to embody your dreams.
At first, the man has sorted out all the wood that I found on the site. A lot have been rubbish, but there were those boards, which are well preserved and useful in construction.
Later on the site, Richard found a spring. It would be foolish not to use it, and the men decided to dig a small pond.
Now it’s time to restore the hut. The type of construction, Richard was going to leave the same, but it was not so easy…
As a roofing material was chosen the cedar, and the frame and floor is white oak.
So where did in a cabin without a fireplace?
And of course with holes in the walls does not go far…
When it came to Windows and doors, the help of friends and relatives was not enough. It was decided to turn to a professional carpenter, and this is what came of it…
Great work, isn’t it?
A day in the house is enough sunlight. And for a cozy night of sitting in the house electricity.
By the way, a fireplace is not only a way to keep warm, but also a great alternative to the stove.
There is a difference!
To tell this story we needed a couple of minutes. But in fact, the whole process took Richard a long 10 years…
…but it’s definitely worth it!
Most of the gatherings in the family circle!
Big dreams require not millions, and the incredible patience and a lot of energy. The main character of this story was both.
And would you like to live in this house? Your thoughts about it please share in the comments!