Started by JavaMan, March 29, 2010, 10:40:19 AM
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Quote from: JavaMan on April 07, 2010, 10:41:12 AMWell, as I sit and think about things, I have decided that I need to build a smaller shed/cabin first (as mentioned in a different thread). This doesn't mean that I won't be building this one, but that it may not begin for a few months - maybe towards the end of the summer, or maybe even not until next year! But with the "practice" and knowledge I will gain from building this 12x12 shed (where I can store things, and get out of the weather if need be) the first "real" cabin should go up that much easier.To that end, I've done some analysis and broken the project into a number of smaller parts and done some cost estimations on it1. Foundation w/beams2. Decking for the floor3. Framing the walls (and sheathing on them)4. Roofing (Rafters and Sheathing)5. "Deck"6. Finish work (roofing, painting, etc...)Each piece I've estimated should cost between $200 and $400 - total cost around $1800. All the estimated costs have been pulled from the HD website, since they are the closest "supplier" to the site. The $1800 includes a 20-something percent fudge-factor for nails, etc...I have no electrical or plumbing currently budgeted for this building, but that doesn't mean there won't be in the future.So, as soon as the finance dept decides there's enough to start the foundation, work will begin! Hooray!
Quote from: SkagitDrifter on April 07, 2010, 12:07:56 PMIt 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.Beautiful country.Count me in for a cold one over at the pizza joint this summer!
Quote from: OlJarhead on April 10, 2014, 07:34:45 AMI'm still here Living in my cabin now as I took a job over here.Java pops in once in a while but he's not doing much with his place right now.One of the members bought the store out here and a house on 20 acres and still has the place they were building on.Yonderosa is around but doesn't pop in as much I think the others are here still but it's been a cold winter, perhaps they will pickup this spring now that things are warmer
Quote from: OlJarhead on April 14, 2014, 01:48:08 PMAeneas Valley hit -20F this winter Aeneas Valley General Store is actually owned by a forum member now.
Quote from: OlJarhead on October 13, 2023, 02:06:01 PMYup some of us are still around Not sure I want to comment on permitting I went through that goat rope 14+ years ago when we first bought there and they were insane (destroy the well if you put in composting toilet but not if you put in a privy, put in a grey water drain but only if you put in an approved septic tank for a 1500 square foot home etc etc...Let's just say I went with the neighborhoods advice and my taxes were raised later.If you are in the city limits or close to it, that's one thing. In your area I'd check with the locals around you -- are they all up to code? (if further out I'd doubt it).Lot of pics are missing in my thread as over the years the various picture hosting services changed, charged or died LOL but there is a ton there without them and now I post videos instead Cheers and welcome to the board -- there are some of us still here now and then