The Cave

April 14th, 2020

After weeks of digging, I decided to take a peek into what used to be a crawlspace basement with only a few feet of clearance from the floors of Black Thorn. For over a 100 years that dusty space was filled with sprawling lumpy mounds of loose dirt where one could easily find slithering earthworms, creeping spiders, dented bottle caps, rusty nails, old pennies, and other old relics of a long forgotten past.

What I discovered upon my descent into the dark, gaping maw under the house was a huge, freshly dug cave with looming walls of dirt and clay, tree roots sticking out wildly, dispossessed of their earthly foundation. That first glimpse of transformed space, was so thrilling. There was so much room, so much potential. Now, I finally got a true sense of how spacious our basement dungeon would be and it was awesome.


The Permit
March 13th, 2020
The Complaint
March 26th, 2020
The Cave
April 14th, 2020
The Supports
May 1st, 2020
The Rebar
May 21st, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 1
June 7th, 2020
First Inspection
June 29th, 2020
The First Pour
July 3rd, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 2
July 12th, 2020
The Bamboo (fun video)
July 22nd, 2020
Second Inspection
August 15th, 2020
The Second Pour
September 9th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 3
October 10th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 4
October 11th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 5
October 17th, 2020
Video Tour
October 18th, 2020
Volunteer Work Day 6
October 18th, 2020
More Rebar
October 23rd, 2020
The Staircase
October 29th, 2020
The Steel
December 21st, 2020
Final Pour!
March 13th, 2021
Second Entrance
June 15th, 2021
Bathroom/Wet Room
July 15th, 2021
Rain DeGrey and Shay
August 7th, 2021