The original structure did not last long. Almost as soon as it was enclosed the family already had two children and the house was not that much bigger than the cabin. (At 19X32 feet, it was just over 600 sq. ft. while the cabin with the loft is about 400.) Dave and Ellen got excited about building an offset two story addition during Christmas vacation at the Dibbles. They often got a new perspective and new ideas during Holiday visits. Grandpa and Grandma Dibble always made the family feel welcome at Christmas time and the inspiration that distance and leisure provided is thanks to them. Here Dave and the kids inspect the deconstruction for the new post and beam connections. The 16X30 addition was designed to have 2 bedrooms and an entry downstairs and a large living room upstairs.