Now we have the Fun Finder RV in the clearing and our outhouse built, to give us more space we decided to add a platform for out Wall Tent. The RV is fine for sleeping and eating but not a lot of room for standing or walking around.
They say in Alberta if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. One minute it can be scorching hot then the next snowing. This is especially true in the spring. So before we start digging the foundation for the cabin, a little more shelter was in order. We had a wall tend complete with wood stove which we had used on bare ground but the addition of a wood platform would make it much better.
The wall tent is ideal for cooking and relaxing on cooler days. The wood stove also heats it up very quickly. It also gave us opportunity to test out our building skills (or lack there of).
The Right Tool for the Job
It very quickly became apparent that to build anything of a significant size like a cabin, more tools would be required. Cutting wood with a hand saw is not as much fun as you might think. Our little 12 volt drill might be fine around the house but not for larger projects.
We selected a spot off to the side far enough away from were the cabin would go so we would have lots of space.
We used 9 cement deck blocks for the foundation. Leveling and squaring them with a shovel, and axe to cut the roots. Even though it was temporary, pressure treated wood was used so it would last and I knew we could dismantle it and use the wood on other projects.