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With the framing done, we kicked off this adventure by tackling Link’s new room. It was all about pulling down walls, framing in a cozy nook, and prepping the back wall for the transformation that’s about to unfold. There’s something deeply satisfying about tearing down the old to make way for the new, isn’t there?

As we peeled back the layers of the house, we discovered some… let’s say ‘interesting’ choices in insulation from the previous owners. But no worries, we’re on it! We’re reimagining and reframing into the garage, optimizing every inch of space for our living quarters. And, of course, a little bonfire to bid farewell to the old materials. There’s something poetic about that, don’t you think?

Insulation? It’s the best job ever (if you don’t mind a bit of sarcasm with your fiberglass). But hey, it’s all part of the journey, and we’re feeling great about it. We’re not just building walls; we’re crafting the backdrop of our lives, complete with all the electrical nuances to make life easier and brighter.

And let’s talk about the power tools! Our first dance with a Milwaukee Saw left us with mixed feelings – but hey, that torque is undeniable. It’s all about finding the right tool for the job, and sometimes, that means a little trial and error.

As the structure took shape, we focused on the lean-to roof, sealing up the edges and pondering the perfect spots for those ever-elusive light switches. Inside, the nook stands completed, walls framed, and a hint of drywall magic in the air. We’ve even crafted a nifty storage shelf for Link’s room, ensuring his treasures have a home without cramping his style.

Now, the bathroom area is getting a special touch with a flush-up toilet and a cleverly concealed murator pump. It’s all about making the space functional and fabulous. And yes, we’ve had those moments of hindsight about the plumbing, but that’s all part of the homesteading charm, right?

As we wrap up this stage, we’re filled with gratitude for your support and excitement for what’s to come. We hope you’re enjoying the ride as much as we are. So go ahead, like, share, and subscribe, and don’t forget to hit that notification bell. We’ve got more building, more banter, and more backroads homesteading adventures on the way. Catch you in the next build video, where a little bit of faith and a whole lot of elbow grease is bringing our dream to life. And remember, Affiliate Links support our channel at no cost to you.