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Forum topic by Sawdustmaker posted 09-29-2008 01:42 AM 1206 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2008 01:42 AM

Well, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything. We purchased 12.5 acres out in the hardwood mountains around Lexington Virginia. At some point in our future, we will build our retirement home. The house will most likely be a SIP house. The SIP stands for structural insulated panel. There is a wealth of information on Anyway we have started out building a 8×8 foot shed with a gambrel roof for our sleeping loft. The shed is not big, but it does the job of storing all of the normal supplies and equipment we drag back and forth from Virginia Beach some 4 hours away. The loft come in very handy as well when we arrive late in the evening and it’s pitch black except for any light the stars and moon put out. Our next step is to build a 16×24 foot wood shop that I can also store the tractor in. We plan on putting a gambrel roof on that one as well. It doubles the floor space and once we start the house, we will be able to store some of the SIP panels in there too. With all that hard wood up there, there are plenty of projects just waiting in the trees around us. Any one need some fire wood?…just ask.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#1 posted 09-29-2008 01:51 AM

Looking forward to some pictures of your new place!

I have a friend that lives on Bean’s River Bottom Road, in Lexington.

I spent a little over a year in Oceana/Virginia Beach in the early 60’s- US Navy

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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