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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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stucco on the Front Wall

Now that the back wall is done, I am returning to the front. I finally have weatherproofed the facade, by stuccoing over the front wall. Now I am debating whether to stain it (and the back wall) a more terra-cotta color, or just leave the grey, which looks rather nice as it is. I also finished under the eaves, and installed air vents.