Saturday, July 16, 2011

a house in the trees


the child is away for a week or so, out sailing with friends, so her far is working on putting the finishing touches on her treehouse. work was a little bit abandoned when i bought the chickens and they needed a proper domicile.


we've also had a lot of rain of late, so that has slowed things down as well. but today, the sun shined and the last siding was put into place around the windows - which were rescued from a dumpster at the recycling center (with permission, of course).


while it was raining, husband made this two-part door. it's repurposed from the zinc covering of an old refrigerated container that was on our property. he kept some of the picture of a canned ham, which i think looks pretty cool.


the view from the back, where there's another window that lets you look out over the field (where we've got cows at the moment - not ours, they belong to a farmer from up the road).


and a gratuitous shot of chez poulet, our posh chicken coop, where the improvements continue and you can now see the beginning of the shelter for our coming pigs.


oh, and what doesn't show is that he's building a little pond. because chickens need a pond. right?


and a shot with all of the siding in place. we hope to have it all ready for her to have a housewarming party when she gets home in ten days or so.

hope you're using your weekend for good! :-)

17 comments:

KLo said...

I think I want that tree house, and I'm 34 ;-)

spudballoo said...

Ah, she's going to be THRILLED! How completely perfect. Bravo The Husband...fabulous. x

nacherluver said...

Fabulous!!!!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Julie

Please tell husband, I would love for him to come to Greenville and build me a bookhouse(that my name for my small room) in my back yard!!!!

He is doing a great job.

Best
Tracy :)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Oh--I love your new picture on your blog page:-)

Brandy Marie said...

O! I wish I was a kid again. These are awesome photos. Lucky girl :)

missing moments said...

how fun! a treehouse! love the cow pic

celkalee said...

love the tree house. a husband who builds, farms, and wears red socks...what more could you want? (((smile)))

Karen said...

Very cool treehouse!... and coop/pig-pen! Handy fellow you have there, always a good thing.

tidytipsy said...

Omg, that is the coolest tree house I've ever seen! I bet Sabin will be thrilled when she comes home to find it finished!! And I love love love your chicken coop, it's a dream! I hope I can get my boyfriend to build some nice stuff when we move, tho we won't have so much space ;)

Mandy_Fish said...

The chicken coop is pretty sweet too.

Delena said...

Oh my everything is just so awesome! If we didn't go south for the winter we would get chickens in a min. I am sure Sabin will go over the moon when she sees her tree house

The Painting Queen said...

What a nice surprise when she gets home. Very cool! That chicken coop is beautiful too! Quite a hubby you have there!
Moo to the cows!

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

Kewl parents you are...I never had a tree house...

eggdipdip said...

That is achingly cool! What a lucky girl and a very talented Husband you have :-)

Sammi said...

I agree with KLo, I want that tree house!!

Bee said...

This is so COOL!