Monday, November 03, 2014

Radical Homemaking | Chicken Coop Progress

It's Monday! Time for the weekly installment on my Radical Homemaking efforts. Want to learn more about what that means, check out THIS post and THIS post. 

This weekend was dedicated to building our chicken coop! I'm so excited, I can hardly stand it. My friend, builder and architect James Curvan, has constructed most of the elements off site and we are now in the process of bolting it all together. Except for screws, nails and a few locking mechanisms, our coop is entirely made up of repurposed materials. The nesting box and storage area has doors harvested off an old ice cream truck. The long 2x4s are out of a derelict barn in East Texas, built in 1890. Every little bit of it has history.

James is kind of a genius when it comes to piecing old things together. Last year, for, I covered an incredible tree house built by James. Check it out HERE. There is also a video of the tree house from last December when it was decorated for Christmas. You can see it HERE.

We still have lots of work to do this week. Our plan is for the coop to be fully functional by Friday. I hope our ladies like their new home. It sure it beats the pack n' play they're living in right now. Next Monday, I'll have a full reveal of the finished product but until then, here are some sneak peek photos.


Connie said...

Looks so great so far. Can't wait to see the finished house.

Wendy said...

Lots of amazing little details! Can't wait to see the big reveal. Where in the world did you find doors from an old ice cream truck?!

Betsy said...

This will not only be fantastic for your 'ladies' but a treasure trove of historical parts and pieces fit for either a trivia game or a treasure hunt! Happy building.

Emily said...

So darn cute!