Thanksgiving is this week and that can only mean that fall is well under way and winter is not far behind. As we’ve shared before, we do plan to stay in our camper through the winter if we can, but integral to that plan was building a roof over the camper with a finished off room on one side to protect the camper, keep the water from freezing, and give us extra indoor room.
Until we received an early Christmas gift from family we were unable to start construction on the addition, but I’m pleased to tell you that the roof is up and the room is nearly closed in!
The platform for the room is done, the walls are up and enclosed with house-wrap, the windows are in, and we’re nearly ready to install the front door. We’re all very excited and can’t wait to finish it off and have more family over for dinner, and yes, be able to set up our Christmas tree.
Papa’s new job should help us to finish it off, a little bit at a time, but it gives us peace of mind that our home is no longer fully exposed to the elements, especially after we experienced our first blizzard.
As for the construction, much of the building material is new, but was carefully planned out so that each piece of wood was used up and very little scrap was left. The windows came from our remodeling projects in our old home as well as a job site Papa worked at a while back, and the door came from his brother’s remodeling project.
My favorite part is the end of the room with the big picture window that will let in the most sunlight, where we will place our dining room table covered with the quilted table cloth I’ve been working on. Now if only we had chairs to put around it, but that will come in time.
After spending six months in cramped quarters, this will double our space and our comfort, which is important since we’ll probably be here for another couple of years!