A hobbit-hole in my backyard? It may sound crazy, but I can tell you that my kids love it. It is the coolest playhouse ever. Plus, they can enjoy the grassy hill for sledding in winter and water sliding in summer. This was all my wife's idea. She dreamt it, and I got to be the one to bring it to reality. I'm not a construction expert; this was a total do-it-yourself job by a complete amateur. It has turned out rather nicely, I think. Here is the story of how it came to be.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Boring Stuff: Drainage

The pipe is structured so that water is directed to either side and away from the opening. However, the wall structure on the end is vulnerable to moisture damage to the foundation, so I put in some drainage pipes on either side to help take water away from the foundation. You can see from these pics that I also began attaching a water barrier to the wood on the back and sides.




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