something we built for almost nothing

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by marlas1too, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    here are some pics of the building we built from pallets only the nails and the tin cost anything hope you like it[​IMG]

    oh yes and a wood shed but it still needs a door
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Hmmmm, I would love to see the pictures, but your pics didn't come thru ....
  3. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

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  4. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Looks comfy to me. My primary cookstove is going to be a worthless piece of scrap post shtf.
  5. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++



    make sure you can cook on top of your stove
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Cleaned up thread a bit...... Very nice cabin & outbuilding...
  7. TheEconomist

    TheEconomist Creighton Bluejay

    Much respect given to you and whoever may have helped you build it! Where there is a will there is a way!
  8. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  9. Gafarmboy

    Gafarmboy Monkey+++

    extremely well thought out and designed. Kudos to you and your imagination.
    if you can not protect what you own, you won't own it long..
  10. KAS

    KAS Monkey+++

    i love it what r u going to do to "waterproof it and protect it from termites/?
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  11. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Yes ???
  12. marlas1too

    marlas1too Monkey+++

    Kas---most of it was treated pallets but i have put 1 coat of thompsons water seal on it so far and plan to do another befor the winter is over
  13. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    A bud mixes used motor oil and diesel to "paint" his out buildings. No termites, bugs, spiders, or snakes. Turns them an attractive medium brown. Costs next to nothing. Not sure what the EPA would think about it but then he is not one to care a whole lot what they think--lol.
  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That would burn like a torch though. Is there anything that could be added to the mix that would inhibit fire?
  15. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Years ago, they used creosote which is now illegal. People here have wooden plank bridges built in the 1970s and now they use paint thinner and used motor oil.

    A very attractive brown; but, not as dark as the creosote. :D
  16. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Line it with gypsum wallboard/insulation like other houses and forget the exterior. No more flammable than vinyl siding. As time/money allows you may want to add a layer of insulation and some type of sheet siding to your construction. Would be snug as a bug in a rug--lol.
  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My Brother nearly set fire to his house, by way of the vinyl siding, and a gas grill too close.:eek:
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