cabin ideas

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

  1. oldogge

    oldogge Adventurer

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    thanks, this is gettin better all the time....looking for around 1,000sf
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  2. 225

    225 Been here awhile

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    Ever been in a Yurt? They suck balls. I stayed in one at Rose Creek Campground, Maryville, TN.

    Oh, don't go to Rose Creek. That place blows too.
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  3. Ken

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    You can't dress trashy unless you spend a lot of money :rofl
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  5. dlrides

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    Not true, many pine log cabins in the Apalachians are 250 years old. The log design affects splitting, and how the walls shed water.

    Forget a kit, and round logs on the east coast, go with flat side logs (8x12), heart cut, 3.5 inch spacing, w/dovetail joined corners. A local lumber yard can usually cutfairly cheap, and any good timber framer can dovetail and assemble.
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  6. Dave

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    Call these guys: http://www.mysheds.net/

    They're an Amish outfit in SE PA. They prefab buildings and have shipped as far away as Colorado. I got a 2 car, 20x24 garage with 400 square feet upstairs for ~$16,000. Granted, that's just the structure, with delivery and installation. I had them leave off the siding, because I didn't like the look.
    I finished it myself with Hardi Shingle siding, and Azek trim board. I had another crew do the foundation, roofing, and drywall. I did the electrical, and also installed the windows and garage doors.

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    If you cut out all the 'extras' I threw in: poured foundation, extra thick concrete pad (insulated w/ radiant tubing), standing seam metal roof, big gutters, Hardi siding, Azek trim, spray foam insulation, double glazed, low-e windows, man doors on either side, triple layer insulated garage doors (even if they are from Costco) You could cut the total cost down to ~$40k.

    I did a lot of extras because I'm getting to the Idontwanttohavetofuckwithitforalongtime stage.

    Granted, this is a garage, not a cabin, but fill in the garage doors, and go with windows, and it could easily be a really nice small house.

    But, the company I bought from, Stoltzfus, also does cabins. They aren't on the website, but you could probably get a 2BR, 1BA prefab with a kitchen for about $30k.

    If you call, ask for Jonathan. Nice guy. Even though he's Amish, he does phones, and e-mail. Only down sides are having to understand the thick Amish accent, and the fact that he likes to call you back early in the AM. Really effing early. :bluduh
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  7. slowpoke69

    slowpoke69 Been here awhile

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    +1, they come in some pretty good sizes.

    Good enough for thousands of years for Mongolians, good enough for ADVers!!:evil

    I seriously doubt they'd get blown away down south, there are ass kicking winds on the Mongolian Steppes!
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    Dude!! I went to school with part of the Stolzfus clan!! But, they are a HUGE freaking family.

    That's all. Not everyday you see their name..

    Carry on..
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    Or turned into a rotten bug infested mess in no time at all.
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  10. Hughlysses

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    It's also worth mentioning that the pine of 250 years ago (or even 100 years ago) was VERY different from what you'll get today. Long leaf (probably heart) pine is a far superior wood to today's fast-growing yellow pine.

    I've seen log homes out of Florida made out of cypress; I'd think that'd hold up well.
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  11. Going_Commando

    Going_Commando Been here awhile

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    Plus, flat side logs look sooo much better.
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    Ignore (just posting in this thread to try to clear up a technical glitch).
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