My husband always loved woodworking lessons at school. He tried his hand at building a log store and enjoyed the challenge so much he then announced three years ago that he was going to build a wooden cabin!!
I was disbelieving he would actually succeed- now I'm in total awe of what he has built!! We use it as an entertainment room and have had many very happy times in there with family and friends.
There is electricity in it so we can stay late into the night having fun. (All pre Covid obviously!). Our garden backs onto woods so the view is wonderful. We feel we are a part of nature.
A house along our road was being razed to the ground. My husband asked the builders if he could have the rafters, they said yes.
They even delivered them to our drive in one of their trucks saying we were saving them a trip to offload it at The Severn Valley Railway to be burnt in their locomotives.
This started him on a mission to upcycle as many items as he needed to complete the build. The front door is a neighbour's old back door.
The windows came from a porch that was being taken down further up our road.
Together with two further window panels from a friend's old conservatory which she was replacing. We had insulation left over in our loft so used that up.
The only costs involved were screws and the corrugated metal for the roof. Together with new wood needed internally.