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Old 11-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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cabin ideas

I am lookin for ideas for a cabin and this looks like the place to post. I have done some initial research into prebuilt kits, logs, conexes, etc (transportable to site...at least to the site's edge via secondary roads, east TN.) but nothing stands out. Something smaller, nothing fancy, $10-20K.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Stay away from pine log cabins,as they rot and bugs love them. Cedar or hemlock is a better choice. I have a pine log cabin and have had to replace all the corners over a 35yr. period. Then I enlarged the camp from 400sqr.ft. to 1200 sqr.ft. using all hemlock. Good luck.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Might get an idea here...

http://freecabinporn.com/
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #4
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Might get an idea here...

http://freecabinporn.com/

Oh you bastard! The last time someone posted that link I lost about 6 hours.

This one is screaming for a deck and replacing that corrugated metal with triple pane full length windows.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #5
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Google "microhomes".

Cabins build on a trailer frame. Transportable, fanciest designs range up to $25k, and all the amenities to sustain.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:07 PM   #6
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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$94,500 for 550 sq ft. of kit house?
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #8
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http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/

Maybe a little small for some, but they are pretty nice looking. Plans for $100-$1000.

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Old 11-27-2012, 03:35 PM   #9
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$94,500 for 550 sq ft. of kit house?
Yea, but that doesn't include shipping or construction.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #10
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Many thanks. Will start phase 2 of the cabin quest.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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Might get an idea here...

http://freecabinporn.com/
That's it. I'm done for the evening.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #12
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shipping containers

surplus FEMA trailers
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:26 PM   #13
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nothing fancy, $10-20K.
Any ideas?
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How many square feet are you looking for? We talking tiny or more like 1,200sf?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:34 PM   #14
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Might get an idea here...

http://freecabinporn.com/
Thank you for the link. I forwarded it to my wife and now she's oooooing and aaaahhhing over all the pretty cabins. I'll get my vacation house yet !
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:52 PM   #15
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