cabin ideas

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by oldogge, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. oldogge

    oldogge Adventurer

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    I am lookin for ideas for a cabin and this looks like the place to post. I have done some initial research into prebuilt kits, logs, conexes, etc (transportable to site...at least to the site's edge via secondary roads, east TN.) but nothing stands out. Something smaller, nothing fancy, $10-20K.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
    Oldogge
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  2. TrailRider

    TrailRider Been here awhile

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    Stay away from pine log cabins,as they rot and bugs love them. Cedar or hemlock is a better choice. I have a pine log cabin and have had to replace all the corners over a 35yr. period. Then I enlarged the camp from 400sqr.ft. to 1200 sqr.ft. using all hemlock. Good luck.
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  4. JamesG

    JamesG Rabid Poster

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    Oh you bastard! The last time someone posted that link I lost about 6 hours. :rofl

    This one is screaming for a deck and replacing that corrugated metal with triple pane full length windows.

    [​IMG]
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  5. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4

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    Google "microhomes".

    Cabins build on a trailer frame. Transportable, fanciest designs range up to $25k, and all the amenities to sustain.
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  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Yea, but that doesn't include shipping or construction.
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  10. oldogge

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    Many thanks. Will start phase 2 of the cabin quest.
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    shipping containers

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    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    How many square feet are you looking for? We talking tiny or more like 1,200sf?
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    ktrout01 Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the link. I forwarded it to my wife and now she's oooooing and aaaahhhing over all the pretty cabins. I'll get my vacation house yet !
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    Nor the land it goes on either.

    No thanks.
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    Damn. Me too. I had work I had planned to get done tonight too...
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