Started by Lakelife31, July 13, 2016, 01:21:19 AM
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Quote from: kenhill on July 13, 2016, 11:07:05 AMJust from what you have described so far, I have some worries. It will be their lot, it will be your sweat and equity to build a structure, that you may have no legal right to access or stay in in the future. I see red flags here.If you have land rights, that is another thing. Then you should spend some time in an A-frame to see if the shape is in reality more limiting than one can visualize.
Quote from: John Raabe on July 14, 2016, 01:33:02 PMI echo the concerns that KenHill mentions. Also, in the image, note the way the roof to ground connection leads to water soaking into the rafters and floor framing. This is never a good idea.
Quote from: NathanS on July 14, 2016, 04:03:25 PMI would guess that Vancouver Island has extremely strict zoning laws. You probably aren't legally allowed to build a second home on the (someone else's) property. There are probably a lot of other legal issues with this. Unfortunately one of the worst and most complicated parts about building a home is all the stuff that isn't actually building (codes, zoning, insurance, site work, septic, engineering requirements). Never mind real estate, which is a whole beast unto itself, and in my opinion is generally pretty corrupted.I don't mean to dissuade you, but there are a lot of items to check off before you start digging a hole for your full perimeter () foundation.You might be able to get around code and zoning buy building a tiny house on a trailer frame. Also you could just move the thing somewhere else if something happens with your land lord.