We anticipate spending most of the construction season this year up on scaffolding, roofing the porch and getting the exterior finish done, but before that.......we have decided to build the stairs in the main building. Climbing a step ladder to get into bed, exhausted after a work day, or descending same ladder in an uncaffeinated state in the morning looses its charm after a couple of years. In order to insulate and panel the walls that define the stair, we had to first keep the water out of the building, so we prayed to the Tyvek gods that their product might do the trick for a couple of months.
We also have done a spatial analysis and decided that because the privy/shower is across the porch in the shed building, we could modify Bob Harper's interior configuration, turning the intended main building bath area into a library/desk alcove connected to the living space. We also decided that since the were high (10' floor to floor) we could create a child's lookout loft under the stairs and over the alcove.....a womb with a view, accessible by built-in ladder....probably not for kids under three or four, but we'll see if there is a monkey in the genetic memory of our grandchildren. So this weekend we installed the windows for that loft and got Tyvek on the walls where the stairs will go. Invented a way to attach a scaffolding rail to a modified ladder bracket, which simplifies the scaffolding set up. Have I ever mentioned that I really dont like ladders and scaffolding? In the world of Zen, ya do what ya gotta do....love to all BSB