Some basements are just basements. This basement is my living quarters (no longer), sail shed, tool room, shop, guest house (should you come), and disco.
All you need is a deck chair and a pina colada.
My first wall ...and don't I look proud:
Here are the perimeter stud walls (without headers):
Here is the finished 1st deck, waiting for the next story:
The garage door is completed:
The temporary construction bench in the garage helps with assembly and tool storage: