This home was built in three stages in the classic New England mode of out-buildings/barn spaces attached to living spaces.Stage 1 was a 24’ X 36’ insulated one-bedroom, cathedral ceilinged living space with a ventilating, lookout cupola over an uninsulated garage and workspace.Stage 2 added a one story 24’ X 36’ saltboxed garage ell to the east with an uninsulated breakfast porch added to the second floor living space. Stage 3was an open plan, three level addition to the west and north, spatially conceived as a grove of trees. This stage was built with the same locally-sourced rough-sawn one and two inch boards and using the same simple tools as were the more conventional stages 1 and 2. Stage 3 also included a loft, added to the original stage 1 living space. The roof framing and structural sheathing is exposed with the insulation on the up-side, as in timber frame buildings. The ground floor slab is radiant-heated and finished with hand-split Monson slate, thin tailings of which are used to finish the kitchen counters. All interior finished are rough cut full dimension or planed boarding from locally sourced species: pine, spruce, hemlock and cedar.