The Octabode Site

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Why such impress of shipwrights, whose sore task

does not divide the Sunday from the week;

What might be toward, that this sweaty haste

Doth make the night joint-labourer with the day?

Hamlet, Act I, Scene I

We are now moved in!

On Nov. 4, 2006, we moved into the Octabode and started enjoying the fruits of three years, three months, and three days of hard work, frustration, spending our life's saving, learning, and laughing. While there are still many things that need finishing, we can now rest briefly and take pride in our accomplishment.

Welcome to, the chronicle of our quest to build an interesting home, mostly by ourselves. The main purpose of this site is to let our family and friends keep tabs on our progress, view pictures, read a journal of commentary, and so forth. We hope that other folks might stumble across this site and find it interesting or inspiring.

New Pictures Nov. 8, 2006

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Note: We update this site as often as we find time and energy. This means we do it after a hard day of building when we're tired and sore. If not every word is perfect or every caption up-to-date, we know you'll understand.