Monday, November 17, 2008

You Can Do It Too!

We set out Sunday morning and pioneered on a journey, deep into the Sierra Nevada mountain range (location withheld for obvious reasons). Ben"Chauncy"Lynch, Kyle "KG" Georgeson, Peter "Caveman" Tankersley and I backpacked into our destination (found via Google earth) with one task in mind... build a ski in, ski out shelter that we could return to later this winter.

We ended up finding the perfect place to build this sucka, right in a small meadow that had once been struck by a small forrest fire. This way not only are there tons of great "specimens", but you don't have to feel bad about cutting down a bunch of dead trees.

What's gonna work? Teamwork.

See the photos below. (Click notes for more info on each photo)




I encourage anyone who wants.. to do the same.

Here, is a photo of the interior. As you can see it sleeps 6 comfortably with a small dining area. 

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks attractive
ps. is it snow proof?

Messy Mess said...

Snow proof? Well we did our best. We'll see when we come back this winter.

Officer Macfly said...

What this is sick! What do the interiors like?/can I build some furniture for it?

Messy Mess said...

interior video on the way. we got a nice log bench in there. Sleeps about 6 people

Anonymous said...

this little place of yours looks pretty darn familar. im thinking ive had some good times on those shores

Messy Mess said...

oh yeah? not very likely, but what's your guess?

caveman77 said...

blood sweat and whiskey went into that place....it was such an amazing experience, we did our research and it paid off. I cant wait to spend some snowy nights in her. it is the best thing i have ever built, so sustainable, i love it. all you need is : handsaw, camping gear, knife, hatchett, small rope and a lot of motivation. We used all the materials surrounding us: dirt, all kinds of branches, fallen trees, burned bark, grass etc....best of all it gets morning sun and a lake view.

caveman77 said...

time lapse of beginning stages of construction coming soon.