The TimberHomes Vershire crew spent the last month of summer 2019 raising and finishing an off-grid cabin in Strafford, Vermont. The 500 square foot cabin consisted of three bents and a two-truss, prow roof system. The house sits on an old homestead a couple miles up a class IV logging road, so our usual truck and trailer system wasn’t going to work. Luckily, we were able to contract a logger to use their forwarder to bring everything up for us. It ended up being quite the adventure!
The interior included an open floor plan and a loft. The frame was constructed primarily out of Eastern White Pine, however curved cherry pieces were used in four of the bent braces and truss struts. Lastly, large windows, and south-facing French doors were incorporated into the design to bring as much light as possible into the space.
After raising the frame, TimberHomes enclosed the structure using tongue & groove pine boards, a breathable Intello air / moisture wrap, Roxul insulation, a final layer of pine shiplap siding, and a red channel drain metal roof that helped to accentuate the prow roof design. The client plans to finish off the project by completing the interior trim details, flooring the loft, building a deck, and installing a wood stove and composting toilet. Ultimately the cabin will be used by family and friends as a home base to bike and ski the Vermont outdoors.