A Homestead East of Mount Hood

Establishing a homestead on the east side of Mount Hood required a lot of planning and a massive effort gathering materials, but was ultimately worth it.



065 Mt Hood Homestead - building home
The deck is down and the walls are going up... and this was just the first day of work on our future home. 
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065 Mount Hood Homestead - mount hood
This is the view of Mount Hood as seen from the back of our cabin.
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065 Mt Hood Homestead - home addition under construction
Before the cabin was even completed, we decided to put on this addition containing our son's bedroom and a glass-roofed study. 
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065 Mt Hood Homestead - snowed-in house
[6] When winter's first real snowfall measured more than four feet—and all but buried our truck—we found out how helpful country neighbors could be!
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065 Mt Hood Homestead - child playing
At first we worried about our son's adjustment to wilderness living, but here's happy Jacob playing "junior road builder."
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065 Mt Hood Homestead - temporary shower
For hot showers, we made a temporary setup consisting of an old electric water heater tank in a plastic cover... and it worked! 
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