The beginning of the cabin (click images for a larger version)

Footings marked

So this is the start. The white squares mark where the holes will be dug for each crushed rock bed. On top of the crushed rock, go the deck blocks you can see near the tree in the background.

Footings dug

Here are the holes awaiting the crushed rock.

Footings filled

The footings filled and topped off with the deck blocks.

Foundation beam

One the 24' 4x8's is up on its posts. We built these puppies up with 2x8's, 1/2 plywood spacers and lots of nails.

Foundation beams

Both posts are up and level with a (future) floor joist clamping them together.

Beam support device

Patent Pending...