Our shelter has been a blessing. It has provided us with somewhere to escape the rain, a place to host friends and feed family. The deck was a last minute addition but has also been surprisingly useful and with the amazing summer sunshine this year has almost felt tropical at times.
Building a shelter has also demonstrated that our basic needs can actually be met quite simply and sometimes we overcomplicate things at home. However we do struggle without some basic power and light other than oil lamps so the next project is to get to grips with solar power and add just a few things to make life a bit easier.
If I ever end up with a full barista coffee machine installed you will know I have gone to far.