The Hotel Eggcelsior

The Eggcelsior is a five cluck establishment built in the wonderful area of Landstown, Texas.

The population of Landstown is currently in flux; however, the proprietors saw fit to encourage travel to their fair town by creating a delightful rendezvous location as the first permanent building in their up and coming town.

First, the foundation was formed:

Mike framing out the foundation of the Hotel and Bathhouse

Mike framing out the foundation of the Hotel and Bathhouse

The builders managed to score free lumber from Craigs List on a deck that was being torn out and about 60′ of fencing that had been blown down in a recent wind storm.  This accounted for the majority of the materials needed for fabrication.

Floor Installed

Walking the Floor

The flooring was put in place – 3/4″ plywood, doubled and overlaped seams.  Very sturdy.  A base of  6’x10′.  An interior dimension expected to be 6’x8′ with a height of 6′.

Next came the frame out.  More work done with the decking timbers.

Frame Out

Framing completed for faux windows and door.

Faux windows and entry door were included in the frameout.

Then the skinning.  More 3/4″ plywood was used for the skin.  Room was left for ventilation and nesting boxes.

Skinning of the building complete.

To add a feeling of “old” to the Western theme, the builders decided to add shiplapping from the weathered fencing that had been salvaged; and, a complementing paint was chosen.

The trim painted a very deep brown.

The trim painted a very deep brown.

Requests were made of the BYC community for what type of awning to utilize on the boardwalk.  So, by popular demand, the boardwalk awning was completed out with tin.

The Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk

To ensure that the flooring would not rot and mildew over time, it was sealed with a fiberous, watersealing roofing compound:

Flooring covered in a flexible, waterproof sealant

Flooring covered in a flexible, waterproof sealant

And, to help with lighting without having to resort to electricity, a skylight was put in along with a tin roof.  All of it was sealed tightly with roofing tar:

Skylight installed to increase light in the coop

Skylight installed to increase light in the coop

A backdoor was installed to allow maintenance and janitorial crew to come in and take care of the facilities should the need arise.

 

 

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Maintenance door with a twist, hasp latch for secure closure

Cedar door with latching on the inside to hold it shut while doing maintenance

Cedar door with latching on the inside to hold it shut while doing maintenance

Accommodations have been provided with the intention to expand in the coming months.

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Checking on the ‘guests’

Perching high and taking in the sights

Perching high and taking in the sights

 

All the guests seem content and comfy.

Next, the sign had to be designed:

Creating the sign template

Creating the sign template

And, then painted up on the hotel for everyone to know the place was open for business:

Mike and Jeff painting the sign on the hotel

Mike and Jeff painting the sign on the hotel

Finishing touches included adding on the nesting boxes:

Four lids over eight nesting boxes

Four lids over eight nesting boxes

Of course, as with all things…nothing is for free.  The proprietors have determined a rate that they feel is reasonable:

I still wonder what that means for all the roosters

I still wonder what that means for all the roosters

Boxes for depositing the room payment have been provided to allow for the discrete and discriminating customer.

Inside of a nesting box

Inside of a nesting box

The owners are currently discussing the option of a hitching post out front….and, the 12’x40′ run is a necessity, of course.

Feel free to come for a tour:

 

Welcome to The Hotel Eggcelsior!  The iconic symbol of the launch of the bustling burg known as “Landstown”.  We hope you enjoy your stay.

Welcome to the Hotel Eggcelsior.  We hope you enjoy your stay.

The Hotel Eggcelsior