Homemade Cabin

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by sasquatch91, Jul 16, 2012.


  1. sasquatch91

    sasquatch91 Monkey+

    anyone thought of building a cabin out in some remote area? someweres you can go in a SHTF situation? been thinkin about going out and building one on the river were i deer hunt and fish. nothing fancy just a little one room shack.
     
  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    you mean like this?
    DSCN1164.
     
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    or this one?
    DSCN2598.
     
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  4. sasquatch91

    sasquatch91 Monkey+

    yessir like the first one, any details on it?
     
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    sasquatch91 there was no real measurements, just an idea in my head and started building.
    total cost was around 200 for dimensional lumber, screws, nails and tarp roof. The rest was just sweat and slivers.
     
  6. sasquatch91

    sasquatch91 Monkey+

    i love it.
     
  7. sasquatch91

    sasquatch91 Monkey+

    my buddy has some land around a creek, might see if he will let me set up in a stand of trees by the creek.
     
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This is a great post. Thanks for sharing
     
  9. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    Nice progress photos.
     
  10. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Visutrac,nice place.I built my cabin out of old tabacco barns that were made out of logs and an old pack house for the floors and planking.Lots of work but well worth the reward!
     
  11. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I'm looking into using some large slabs of flagstone/sandstone...
    But I am Not sure how to set them, "mortar mix"?
    It's all new to me, wood is easier ( except for those splinters!)
     
  12. CraftyMofo

    CraftyMofo Monkey+++

    Looks a lot like my deer blind...
     
  13. PAGUY

    PAGUY Monkey

    That's one heck of a deer blind.
     
  14. Kathy in WV

    Kathy in WV Just runnin' the ridges...

    I want something like that but bigger on the back half of my property. Somewhere to go and spend a few hours reading or to warm up after hunting. Even when you live out like we do... sometimes privacy is nice! Lol
     
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  15. sasquatch91

    sasquatch91 Monkey+

    what did you use for your main supports are them 6'' in diameter?
     
  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Pretty much. Varied from 7-1/2 to 5. Peeled cedar.
     
  17. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    It was looking a bit like Stonehenge in the beginning and I thought we might see our favorite Attorney at Law chasing that rooster but I love it. I'm feeling inspired
     
  18. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Since that build, I've built the greenhouse (14x14) shown in the second post, a 12x22 barn that houses bunnies, hay, lawn tractor and tools, and a 10x12 run-in for the horse.

    Best part is. Less lawn to mow!
     
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  19. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter


    In setting any stones you need to consider your soil conditions, water run off and expected load.

    First step is to remove about 6 inches of soil, compact the subsurface, add some type of base material. Base material depends on your area and what you can find but it should be finely screened sand or other such as rock dust. Level the surface, lay in your stones and seal in place with more base material to fill the cracks and hold all in place.

    Edge with treated lumber or a like material to keep the stones from washing or walking out of place.

    HK
     
  20. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

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