Thursday, February 15, 2007

Initial Design

Roger & I have been emailing design ideas for the first kuti (cottage) back and forth, we're fairly settled on a rectangular floorplan with basic accommodations on the main floor and some additional space in a loft. The emphasis is on getting everything into the box to allow a hermit to stay and be self-sufficient for weeks at a time, with only food deliveries coming in from the outside world. The next main considerations are to allow the kitchen and bath areas to be closed off and make the main room into an uncluttered meditation area, to keep it simple so us amateurs can build it, and to stay within our admittedly tiny budget.