Hello, I've decided to enlist the assistance of the active members on this forum for assistance with designing a strong small cabin. Its one open room, one level and with a shed style single slope roof.
I could use some help on how to leverage the foundation that is already in place. Needless to say, I'm a green horned n00b here and my only certification is a pair of big brass ones.
The piers are (6) 5'-tall precast cement piers in the ground, each has a 2' belled out foot, they are all sitting on rock. The rock was mostly shale and for some we had to pick away at hard rock to make room.
They are in 2 rows of 3 each. The long row is 20' and the short row is 8'
The distance is based on the center of the 2' footer because the top of the pier has a threaded 5/8" insert.
For better or for worse, these are in the ground and this is what I have to work with. because its on a ridge, there is no more room, so I'm hoping to get creative with the build and this is where your input will help to determine where we go from here.
I want the build to be part fire tower, part cabin and part influenced by a tree house. I will post up more sketches and thoughts on the initial build as soon as I can. For now I just wanted to toss in a post and let you know that I'm here!