This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.
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Friday, 15 July 2016
I had planned on covering the roof of the coop with just a tarp but Paul was here and something more substantial could be built with his help.
First job was to attach trusses to support the fabric. I used 1x4s which will do fine in the rain but will need additional support under a snow load.
I had a roll of Tyvek from our house construction and Paul helped me haul it into place. It gives us a seamless cover although not as durable as steel roofing. I'll keep my eyes open for another steel shed that someone is discarding.
I need to add additional strapping over the cover to keep the wind from making it a sail but I'll do that another day.
Have you ever noticed how baby chicks love to squeeze into the most difficult place and lie on top of each other? Must be for comfort as it can't be for warmth on these hot days. (30*C)
Everything seems secure and the chicks are happy to have a dry place to live.
Thanks for stopping by and keeping an eye on us. Let me know if you are discarding a steel shed.
We are two retired Canadians living in an off grid passive solar home near Bancroft, Ontario. This is all new to us and we are surprised at how comfortable the house is regardless of the temperature outside. When not home we are usually travelling and exploring North America. We just bought a cargo trailer we plan to convert to a camper for our travels.
Mary loves to quilt and Art enjoys photography. We both enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, travelling and cross-country skiing.
Come along with us and share our adventures as we share life off the grid and down the road.