Lake Vermilion Blog
This past week the Lantry family and friends joined forces in Grand Marais at the North House Folk School to build a new cabin for White Eagle. In 5 days with the help of 10 amazing people this dovetail style trapper's cabin was built, assembled and disassembled. It will be reassembled on the resort property starting in April 2014. Inspired by the tiny house movement, the finished cabin will be less than 200 square feet. This structure will be White Eagle's first eco cabin and will function off grid. It will be build using earth friendly and local building materials whenever possible. The building site is planned to go on the high north side of the property overlooking Lake Vermilion. A big thanks to our inspiring instructor Lonnie Dupre, our hosts Jay and Rose at Art House B and B, the folks at Northhouse Folk School, and to our friends Joel and Stacylynn for introducing us to the school!
We used a variety of tools to cut the notches...
Mom and Dad had fun scarf slicking too!
While the walls were going up outside, the roof was constructed inside. This is a traditional gable end roof system in which timbers were staked and cut to the desired roof angle.