Adirondak shelter/cabin and walled tent...Update My chickens are laying now

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  1. sons of scotland

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    I want to put this in the homestead section because i want to start a long running thread about my daily doings around my property.

    Anyways

    I have always liked canvas walled tents, so i decided to turn my awning portion of my adirondak/cabin and turn it into temporary walled tent. My cabin is 10x10 so with the walled tent it now gives me a livable area of 10x17, onto the build. I went to lowes and picked up 3 canvas painters tarps and picked up a grommet kit. i put the gromments in the canvas and installed i hooks to the cabin and awning to secure the tarp, here is how it came out.

    here is a link to the original builds.

    The transformation of my Adirondack shelter into a Cabin.




    onto the pics

    looking from in the cabin into the tent

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    the wood burner keeps the cabin warm and toasty.
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    this is with the front wall opened up which turns it into a adirondak shelter
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    main area of my tent 10x7

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    my bed with my 4 point wool blanket

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    kitchen

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    here is the front wall opened up and attached to the rafters
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    SAVED....
     
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  2. sons of scotland

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    inside the cabin

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    two kereosine lamps lit at night, these crappy pics dont do it justice on how cool these lanterns look at night

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    now the bi-fold front wall closed making it a cabin

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    this is the front of the cabin opened up making it a adirondak shelter without the front tarp

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  3. sons of scotland

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    I can even hang inside if i want, this is a very versatile setup.

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    my favorite pic of all

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    Wowsers! That is a beautiful little homestead you got there brother! :dblthumb:
     
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    Very nice! and im very jealous.
     
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    Wonderful set-up, thanks for sharing.
     
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    That is a great place. I have a little 670 sq ft cabin with a woodstove smaller than that one and it can cause you to open the doors when it really get crank'n I'll bet it really does heat your place. I am a little concerned that the rifle in the corner might melt though.:)
     
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    Thank you...

    i have a house on the main property, i built this behind the house for my own little getaway.
     
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    Wow!!![emoji106][emoji106]
     
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    Just the coolest shelter , homestead cabin/ tent/ home !!! [emoji106][emoji106]

    That is just beautiful man[emoji106][emoji106]
     
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    Incredible! I need to do something like this...


    Matthew 11:28
     
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    I could live in that set up very comfortably, great outfit you got there.
     
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    Nice place!
     
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    Very Nice! How do you keep from having a mouse problem?
     
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    Beauty setup you have there. I can picture a guy propped up in bed with a good book and a pot of stew on the stove having the time of his life in there.
     
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    Looks like a little slice of heaven!
     
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    Looks like one heck of a get away shelter! I like the versatility and some of the improvising that went into it. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    very versatile set-up...
     
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    Actually mice have not been a problem, what is a problem is ants. For some reason they like to nest in the insulation in the ceiling. Commercial baits and sprays i think finally drove them out.
     
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    Some slick and cozy, that R/C car on the hearth ?? is a nice touch, is it used for evening entertainment to chase the mice around with?
     
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    My grandson lives with me so i keep a box of toys for him when we go down to the cabin. I entertain myself with my gear, he entertains himself with his toys. Win win.
     
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    Wow! What a sweet place you made there. I love everything about it. Thanks for showing us around!
     
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    thanks for the tour....you have given me some ideas for Vermont.....very nice cabin...

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    You, sir, are a man who knows how to rough it in style!

    Very nice!

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    Very nice...
    I fun for me to watch someones project evolve...and kind of fill in the blanks....

    I can rela
    Did that with a big 10 X 10 shed,.....then added lean-to to it...LOL
    I still go down the hill (to where the shed is), get out my reclining lawn chair and nap......away from the hustle and bustle.
     
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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Aye, that is a proper set up!
     
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    That's probably the coolest thing I have seen in ages. I have been contemplating such a thing on my land as well. Your place may just have been the push I needed to make it happen. :)
     
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    That fold up wall is brilliant!
     
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    That's coming along real nice Sons!
     
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    Great craftsmanship Patriot!
     
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    Very nice getaway you have there!
    Thanks for the photos and story.
     
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    Amazing setup! I remember when you were posting images of it as you were building it. . . . . now this. Looks wonderful. Hope that you get many many moons of enjoyment from your quarters.
     
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    That place is awesome. Its come along way
     
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    Wow , that's really nice. I'm envious.
     
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    This thing just gets more awesome every time I see it! So jealous!!!!
     
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    Really great looking place you've built yourself. What a wonderful place to build memories with your grandson!
     
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    Big boys have their toys as do little boys. The only difference is the cost of the toys :18:

    Very nice cabin and I must say - one with near Swiss Army knife versatility. The fold up door is clever and the add-on tentage is wonderful. The hammock is the cherry on top.

    Thank you for taking the time to photograph and detail the specifics of this neat little cabin. A little cabin, where it seems, one can live large.
     
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    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms...”
    --Henry David Thoreau

    At 10x17 you have similar space to Thoreau's 11x15 cabin...plenty of room...
     
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    I have watched this project evolve.

    It has turned into one very nice set up.

    You should be pleased and proud. Woodsy yet comfortable.

    As my old bones age, the ground becomes less and less friendly. I still endure and enjoy it. But there will come a time.

    This place offers up a wonderful mix of rough and smooth.
     
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    You know....everytime I look at this thread....the images from the book Shelters, Shacks and Shanties, by D'C Beard.... pops into my head.

    It's is like a "That's home" feeling.
    Thanks for the thread.
     
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    Back in May I got out to see Sons of Scotland and do a little shooting with him.
    So I thought I would share some pics.

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    He has started a few new planting areas.Maybe he will jump in and let us know how its going.
    Everytime I'm there he has started something or is planning something new.
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    I really like the Hi point 9mm carbine.
    I would like to try one in 45 before I buy one.
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    always fun hooking up with another forum member and doing alittle range time. along with shooting the AR and Hi point 9mm we also got to shoot our semi auto handguns, good times. as far as my small garden plots goes i have pumpkins, Jerusalem artichokes growing, leeks/ramps, asparagus, and a few other veggies herbs growing around the cabin. i am trying to grow vegetables, herbs around the cabin that i can harvest use throughout the year.
     
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    I could imagine this setup along a trout stream in a woods full of squirrels. Heaven.
     
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    I got these chickens back in may when they was just day old chicks, they have been laying now for the past few months or so. i picked up 3 different types of chickens just to add a little variety in color to the chickens and eggs. i also built a pre-fabbed coup thet i beefed up just to give them alittle more room in the coup. i let these chicks free range eveyday for better egg production and to keep them healthier. can you guess the breed of these 3 types of chickens.:dblthumb:

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    Plymouth Cock and Rhode Island Red Nose maybe?
     
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    Plymouth/barred rock is one of them:dblthumb:... these look like a Rhode Island Reds but they are not.
     
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    I'd click like a 100 times on the chickenpics!
    I love chickens! We got the first batch a year ago; a gang of 7 roosters.... I have learned to slaughter them the hard way by teaching myself and going horribly wrong. It was short of traumatising, really. So far we lost only 2 hens to a chickenhawk (magnificent bird by the way) and we had 1 egg hatch; a rooster.
    And 2 weeks ago we added our latest group; one rooster and 8 hens. Grand total so far 4 roosters and 23 hens. We need to cull the flocks, but they coexist quite nicely and a group this big keeps the coop a little warmer.
    Our pride and joy; Lucius
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