Category Archives: Construction News

Rouse Cottage-New Lodging

What it will look like when it is done... It should be completed in April 2015 or maybe even BEFORE! The building will have 5 bedrooms. Each bedrooms sleeps 4 people in bunk beds. It will have two restrooms with showers and a living room with a kitchenette. A very BIG thank you to the…
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Our Remodeled Cabins! They are so NICE now!

We have finished THREE cabins and we are working on the other two cabins now. When we are done, we will have SEVEN year around cabins with heat and toilets. Until this remodel, during the Winter months we had only two year around cabins--Raccoon and Squirrel. Our other five cabins lost their heat and water…
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Construction News…MORE Progress on New Kitchen Area

Here is a BEFORE picture, waaay BEFORE...Before the Dining Hall had a screen porch in early 1990's.The fence was to store cross county skis during winter camps.In summer we had a vegetable garden in front.Along the edge was a flower garden.Yesterday they worked on the roof tresses and walls in the back area and it…
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Construction News…More Like a REAL Building Every Day!

Here is the latest picture from yesterday...They are working today to get the whole building "under roof" as soon as possible so they can pump some heat into it and start on the inside. They still need to put the back roof on. It is snowing so that makes everything harder.Yesterday, the plumber was also…
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Construction News…Elliott Lodge Walls!

Hey, the walls are starting to go up--I can actually see what it might look like! The -20 F temperatures and the snow has made the going slow.FRONT--The two windows and door are framed in here.BACK-Dining Hall Window Framed inSHOWER HOUSE-Temp heat put in so we can start plumbing on Monday!House In The Wood is…
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Construction News…Floor In

Floor over the shower house is almost done...they are working on it again today. And yes it IS cold out there! It will be dangerously cold Monday and Tuesday (-14 for a HIGH!) so they will not be working those days. I am sure they can't wait until it is totally "under roof"!Jerry, J.R. and…
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Construction News…Walls and Back Fill

The walls for the new addition. The area that is not filled in is the new shower house. The addition onto the dining hall has no lower floor. They won't be pouring the floor slab until they have it under roof and can heat the area so that the concrete process can be controlled easier.…
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Construction News…Inside Drawings of Elliott Lodge

Here are the inside drawings of Elliott Lodge...The entire building is climate controlled so it is heated and air conditioned. When done, we can easily seat 120 INSIDE. We could always seat 120 but some had to sit on the porch which was chilly in the early and late season. The pink area on the…
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Construction News…Poured Concrete Walls

Pouring the concrete walls. They were going to take down the forms on Monday until they found out that there was going to be 4-7 inches of snow over the weekend. So they took the forms down before the snow.House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlement
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Hickory has NEW Shower

Our new shower in Hickory House (the meeting center across the road) is just beautiful. We got rid of the shower stall and just tiled the whole thing with this natural looking tile.House In The Wood is operated by Northwestern Settlementcopyright by Val Wright House In The Wood
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