It sounds like you have put some good thought into the plan- and as my Gramps used to say...
"Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail."
I also planned to build a storage shed but decided to raise the height of the crawl space and create a storage space below the cabin. In the long run it cost way less money for the space I gained. The other plus is that there are no man made structures visible from the cabin- as you look out the windows you really feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Just a thought.
Interesting that there are so many of us building a getaway over in that neck of the woods.
Count me in for a cold one over at the pizza joint this summer!
Funny thing, that - I am
out in the middle of nowhere. I was thinking af applying to the county for two intersecting private roads to be built on the property - naming them "Noh" and "Where" ... I could stand there and tell someone I was literally at the corner of Noh and Where
As for raising the place up - I am thinking actually of lowering the "ceiling" so that the "loft" area can have an extra foot. But I might, since it's not really all that much more $$$ just go ahead and build the walls with 10' studs instead of 8'-ers ... it would make a nicer "attic"
It is quite interesting that there are so many of us out there. And we'll have to have that pizza. I just managed to alleviate some of the financial question (at least for a few weeks), so it just became more likely that I'll make it up there end of April or early May! Yippie! If all goes well, I'll be able to pay for the whole shed with the proceeds along with the starter the truck needs (and maybe even a new set of shoes for it!)
Beautiful (my wife) tells me we're getting a good refund from the .gov so it could turn out to be a pretty good summer after all
I'm now getting a bit stoked.