The structure of our roof is finished. After several weeks of work, including one intensive week during which a crew of professional builders did the actual roof raising, we now have the shell of a building.
In a word, it's huge. We thought it looked big when the deck was completed, but now with walls and roof erected the actual size of our structure is apparent. Standing on the top of the cupola gives a dizzying view out over our ravine.
Within the past few days we completed the attachment of a waterproof underlayment which will last us through the winter as we continue to raise funds. In the spring, we plan to be ready to go with our steel roof.
Now its wrap-up time for the year. We'll shortly announce a revised work weekend schedule through the fall, and our focus will be winterizing what we've accomplished: closing up doors and windows, cleaning up the building site, working on some final landscaping and trail-building, etc.
More images (video) soon. Right now we're too tired!