Making this summer bit more awesome...
We bought a small (574 sq meters / 6200 sq feet) plot of land some 10 miles outside the city in a small gardening community. That decission was made so the kids do grow up in "concrete jungle", but grow more connected to nature. The lot was empty with some old old fruit trees.
It was 7 years ago and we are developing it since.
This year we decided to 7 x squeeze more out of summer. So we picked an empty corner of our lot, and built these:
- New raised deck with stairs
- Hottub and the firewood heater
- New arbor with some sills for putting down tea cups :)
- Swings for the arbor - I got an instructable on this
- Firepit - still in the making
- Hammock sitting swings
- Extreme Birdhouse
As I mostly did it all by myself (with some help of my lovely wife), it took me around 2 months (day-ends and weekends) to build this April / May. My iPhone died on me loosing half of the photos.
Pine boards (5cm x 20cm), Pine boards (2,5cm x 10cm), Pine boards (3cm x 15cm), pine (10cm x 10cm), iron spikes, woodscrews, wood treatment chemicals
Hammer, saw, showel, wheelbarrow, electrical screwdriver, patience ;)