Decided to build something rather complex as a first project and it’s proving challenging at ever step of the way, but I’m really proud of how it’s turning out.

We’ll have a lot of work to clean the joints but it’s going to be worth it I think. Something for the generations to come, if it doesn’t collapse :-)

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      Oh thank you! I will make weekly progress updates on the project 👍

      The cellar is at the furthest corner of the property and therefore must be completed first, so we can haul the building materials. The neighboring plots are 3m (10ft) higher so it’s tucked cleanly in a corner that would have been useless otherwise.

      It’s 2.75m wide, 3.75m long and the middle is 2.35m high.

      The vaulted ceiling will be completely buried, and the front entryway will be cladded with wood in the style a hobbit hole. The details aren’t set in stone yet, we take a challenge at a time.

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    Beautiful.

    Some archaeologist is going to find this one day. Be fun to include a plaque with a message for them (and for anyone who uses it after you).

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      Yes great idea, I’ll go to the engraving company to have a stone inscribed with our names and the year, it will feel nice to leave something tangible behind, and maybe burry a time capsule too.

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    Awesome work, and a fantastic idea in the first place.

    Were you planning to bury a life-size skeleton wearing a construction worker’s outfit nearby?

    Either way, do post updates please!

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      It all began as a “quick and easy project to learn the ropes before making the bigger construction elements” (retaining wall, stair, maybe pool even), and then we started looking at hobbit houses, fancying nicer materials, adding an alcove… It now feels like it will be the most complicated thing in the whole garden ^^’

      Were you planning to bury a life-size skeleton wearing a construction worker’s outfit nearby?

      i wasn’t… until i read your suggestion! :D

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        i wasn’t… until i read your suggestion!

        Glad to be of service. 😁

        If the cellar as your first project looks that cool, I can’t wait to see the rest of the house. This is going to bring you decades of joy for sure.

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      Thank you! Wine definitely, probably also plant bulbs in the winter, root vegetables… we have a passive house built on a concrete slab, every room is 19°-23°C all year round, it’s too warm for those.