We’re always looking to rethink or refine the things we’ve done. For instance, you’ll have read we’ve done this in a number of places already. The latest of these has been the seating around the fire pit.
We started with low level logs, then substituted these for planked timber. But, these we’re all too low to the ground. The latest seating arrangement sees recycled tyres sunk into the ground. Not only are these less prone to damp or rot, they are also very comfortable to sit on.
We’ve placed five around the fire pit, leaving an open end where we frequently place a small table.
The 3rd major change was the kitchen. In part 1 we alluded that the toilet had moved to the original kitchen location.
The bush stove was getting little use it its corner, and the open fire place filled the shelter with smoke until it was burning efficiently. Additionally to this, two heat sources was overkill in the one space. The answer, move the contained stove to the fire place location.
The wood store had started life as a simple frame and had served its purpose well but was too big. As a result we’d become lazy with sizing the wood we were storing. The wood store was also starting to look a little unsightly. As with the toilet from our previous post, we wanted to bring it into the main shelter. Utilising part of our old garden shed we closed off a portion of the shelters open side to form a 2/3 high wall with a small roof. This made the new wood store less than half the depth of the original, it also puts the firewood next to the fire. 🙂