Cabin number 1 is taking shape

Cabin number 1 is taking shape

Hi, just a quick post to share this image – it is the beginning of cabin number one taking shape. We are excited to share this, as it finally feels all more real. Can you imagine yourself staying in this cabin? Okay, that may be hard when it is only a frame…but I can,...

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We have a delivery and its twins!

We have a delivery and its twins!

No, we haven’t gone mad and decided to add twins to the chaos of three kids, three dogs and the build of four log cabins. No – we can only take so much. Our exciting delivery is of the first two log cabins! It is certainly the biggest delivery I’ve ever had. Two huge...

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Building a strong and stable future…

Building a strong and stable future…

Strong and stable…hmmm sounds familiar, but this is nothing to do with political elections or Brexit…it is about building our foundations for the first two log cabins. The incline of the field makes for interesting foundations. I’ve had to dig 24 holes a minimum of 1m...

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Tools down, toboggan out

Tools down, toboggan out

So, it snowed, and snowed and snowed…the groundworks have literary frozen to a halt – March has not been a productive as we first hoped. Kids’ schools are closed so what can we do? Of course, we make the most of the Blackdown Hills and go sledging. The kids on their...

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We’re walking in the snow

We’re walking in the snow

So, the “Beast from the East” has struck. The supermarket shelves are fast emptying – even the wine shelves have worryingly large gaps! Groundworks go on hold, but we are not concerned. The cabins are ordered, and the first delivery of the two one-bedrooms cabins...

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Digging ditches

Digging ditches

Until the cabins arrive later in March, most weekends have been spent prepping the site. This has included clearing remnants of the time we kept a dairy herd, digging trenches, laying drainage, creating the new entrance to the field and laying hardcore for the track...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone – just a couple of photos to share (both tenuously linked to log cabins…a yule log and two of the dogs posed in front of a Christmas tree (plastic pine). Wishing everyone a Happy 2018! For us, 2018 will be a year of building the cabins. We...

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How to build a log cabin – a novice’s guide

How to build a log cabin – a novice’s guide

A few friends have asked how we got through the planning process, how long it took and what compromises we had to make, so I thought I would blog about it. Top tip - If I give one piece of advice regarding the planning, it is don’t panic, don’t stress…take it as it...

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Day one of a new venture to build four log cabins

Day one of a new venture to build four log cabins

Today is the first day of Buckland Farm Log Cabins. We’ve successfully got our planning permission and so now all the hard work begins. Our ambition is to create four log cabins on the former dairy farm. We want to share this wonderful setting, deep in the Somerset...

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