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This agreement is obsolete. The woodshed is completed and all finances reconciled.


Project ID: 84

Project steward

Jan Steinman


The current wood shed is totally inadequate for full-time heating needs of both houses. Storing outdoors, under tarps, is sub-optimal.


Extend the roof line of the existing woodshed another 16' to the east to provide for another eight cords of wood storage.

Goal or deliverable

  1. Open-air wood storage, approximately 16'x8'x8'.

Timeline, schedule, or end date

  • Ready to start loading with wood by mid-summer, 2009.
  • Ideally, ready to use as part of the front garden fence by the end of February.


  1. Use "pole barn" construction for ease DONE
  2. Place six posts, two for the ridge beam, and four for the wall headers, in an 8' grid. These posts should sit on foundation blocks, or possibly be charred and buried. DONE
  3. Run a ridge beam and wall headers out from the existing roof line. DONE
  4. Birds-beak notch rafters to sit on the ridge beam, diagonal-cut the other end to sit on the wall headers. DONE
  5. Use translucent fiberglass panels for roofing, to let light in, and so that water can be collected from it. DONE
  6. Use mill slabs for siding, with a lot of open space so wood can dry inside. DONE
  7. While we're in there, re-wire the lighting to make sense and put a separate switch and light in the tool storage area.


  • 2010-03-10: All complete except electrical.

Financial budget

  1. Posts: 6 x $13 = $78
  2. Rafters: 16 ea 2x4x6 $80, or salvage
  3. Ridge and headers: salvage
  4. Siding: $40 or salvage
  5. Fiberglass roofing panels: 8 ea 12'x26" = $400
  6. Wood screws: $30
  7. Neoprene washers: $20
  8. Gutters: $160
  9. Total: $808

(Double the above materials and costs for a 32' shed.)

Labor budget

how many people are needed for how long, including specific people or specific skill-sets

  • Jan, design, supervision, construction: 20 hrs
  • skilled framing carpenter: 20 hrs
  • un-skilled and semi-skilled help: 20 hrs

(Double the above labour for a 32' shed.)

Cash Outlay

1110000Real Property$861.102009-02-27 00:00:002010-03-22 00:00:00
6820030Taxes, Sales, GST$0.502010-03-22 00:00:002010-03-22 00:00:00
6820030TOTAL:$861.602009-02-27 00:00:002010-03-22 00:00:00

Labour, by person

4Carol Wagner9.010.0%
160Chris Walker37.141.1%
2Jan Steinman37.241.2%
198Shaun Cooke7.07.8%

Labour, by activity


Vehicle Use

"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.

1Blue Jetta29 km
5Bubba114 km
2Erica14 km
2TOTAL:157 km


Jan SteinmanBubba2010-03-2641 km$17.548EcoRealitywoodshed materialsyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2009-12-1129 km$12.412EcoRealitywoodshedyes
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2009-11-0529 km$12.760EcoRealityER woodshedyes
James CowanBubba2009-10-1023 km$9.844EcoRealityget woodshed roofingyes
Jan SteinmanBubba2009-04-3021 km$8.988EcoRealitybuilding inspector visit, Uli, abt woodshedyes
James CowanErica2009-04-2414 km$13.020EcoRealitySlegg EcoRyes

Final accounting

Total expenses: $562.83, 35% of budget Class B Shares: Jan: 558.5 shares

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