DIY redwood estate: home + yurt + cottage + micro winery

“Thirty years ago King was making $12,000 per year as a fireman when he and his wife Lin found a redwood grove for sale in Northern California. They bought the property for $30,000 and with the help of a lot of books (“Design Drawing”, “Wiring Simplified, Soils and Septic Tanks, How to build and Design, Build and Maintain Your Swimming Pool) they began to build first a small carriage house, then a swimming pool and finally the home of their dreams with cathedral ceilings, stained-glass windows and a “treehouse” bedroom.”

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Carriage House and Guard Tower

These structures complete the series for my Earthbag Castle: Custom Chonburi, Tower House, Carriage House and Guard Tower. Now, everything has to be put together inside the castle wall. Stay tuned. The Carriage House is a garage with some shop space and a second floor apartment for extended family or ‘servants’. The Guard Tower serves … Read more