OMV Photos—The Early Days

The Early Days, 2011 (click on photos to enlarge)

We fit all our stuff inside a 20 foot shipping container. The driveway hadn't been cut yet so we slid boxes down a ramp from the lot above. Many people came to help. In May, there's often thunder showers so we had to move quickly.
We fit all our stuff inside a 20 foot shipping container. The driveway hadn’t been cut yet so we slid boxes down a ramp from the lot above. Many people came to help. In May, there’s often thunder showers so we had to move quickly.
Original, highly-flawed configuration of Phase 1 living conditions.
Original, highly-flawed configuration of Phase 1 living conditions. What wasn’t in use at the time was stored under the deck and in the two storage tents on the left (which lasted around six months in the sun).
Started adding plastic on the sides. (It needed more. LOTS more.)
Started adding plastic on the sides. (It needed more. LOTS more.) Solar shower on the right.
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Lightning at night. By then the deck was covered with tarps. Those are horseshoe pits on the left.
View from the lot above.
View from the lot above.

Sunset view looking almost due west.Sunset view looking almost due west.

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Facing south.
Roughly 5:30 am looking southeast.
Roughly 5:30 in the morning.
Southwest view. When the tarps had to be closed it was like living in a garbage bag.
When the tarps had to be closed it was like living in a garbage bag.
Inside before plastic, tarps, wood, tin and anything else I could nail or tie onto the structure, including umbrellas.
Inside before plastic, tarps, wood, tin and anything else I could nail or tie onto the structure (including umbrellas) to block the wind and sideways rain.
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The plastic lung. The garbage bag lovingly referred to as home for the subsequent 16 months.
Almost finished adding plastic and tarps—and scrap wood, scrap tin and rope (plastic) to keep it all from flapping viciously in high wind.
Almost finished adding plastic and tarps—and scrap wood, scrap tin and rope (plastic) to keep it all from flapping viciously in high wind.
In case you were wondering...
In case you were wondering…

4 thoughts on “OMV Photos—The Early Days”

    1. Thanks, Cath. Remind me never to do that again. As I sit on the couch with my ginger ale, looking out at the view, plants swaying in the slight, warm breeze, it seems so long ago… M.

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