Quote:It will have an alarm/security system, but a lot of damage could be done in the meantime.
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Quote:Hmmmm. If you built it even/level with the porch you could walk right into it w/o getting out into the elements, have a short run for electrical and use your bedroom as your control/warm room. You could probably follow the pitch of the porch roof and have a sloped rather than gable roof. You could slide it north along the wall of the house. Done nicely it coud have log posts and be stained to match the house. I'm pretty sure Scott has built at least one log cabin Obs. They do make split log siding so you might be able to make it look pretty unobtrusive, he matched my shingles and siding on my Obs to my 70+ year old house almost exactly. If you retire the Obs it could be used for storage, a potting shed or a play house. The parental units would probably be happier if it looked like it belonged there.