El Hubbo and I have been scheming for some time about our next building project: a combination root cellar, garden shed and brewing/canning shed.
It will be 12' X 16', with the back wall dug into the bank and a second floor that will be the brewing/canning area. Off one side will be a deck that extends from the second floor, with the idea of having some greenhouse space there eventually. (Hell, with the level of "feature creep" that I generally see with our projects, don't be surprised if there isn't a sauna at the end of it all.)
This pic is another of the building site. Just behind Otto will be the opening to the bottom level, which will house garden equipment and the back of which (dug into the bank) will be a root cellar.
We will use materials harvested off of our land, whenever possible. We've had these logs seasoning for about 18 months:
And there are piles of native stone all over, remnants from when some poor farmer tried to make this land arable many decades ago:
We are having a local contractor dig out the foundation in a couple of weeks! I can't tell you how excited I am to see some real physical progress on this after all the planning.