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Cabin construction underway!

Well for those that have been around here for awhile you know I've been talking about building a cabin for the last couple years. I can finally say that it's underway!!

slow going as we only get about 30-40 hours work a week on it but it's moving along for about a month now. Just getting a road in and concrete poured was a huge job in itself.

Here's where we are so far as of today.

20x30 btw with high ceiling and plans for a double loft. Have to start learning about solar stuff as well as no electric or water for miles.

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Chicken

Looking good mate!

Plan on me coming up to cook some petrified chicken sometime. I talked to your dentist and he said that my chicken will save you the expense of having those other teeth pulled.

BikerRN's Chicken, guaranteed to break your tooth off at the root or your money back.

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Once was enough! lol

Once was enough! lol

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Looking good! Solar is not as

Looking good! Solar is not as complicated as it may seem and once it is in, solar is pretty easy to maintain. To me hauling water can be more of a pain. Good luck and look forward to seeing it completed.

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A cistern is in the plans as

A cistern is in the plans as well. Neighbor cabin has a tank and trailer with water supply about 5 miles away. Not fun, but workable.

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Nice

Looking good Wade ! Can't wait to see it finished ! Keep posting pics and updating us.

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P.S. BBQ at Wades when its done everyone !!!!! lol

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I agree on the BBQ, there

I agree on the BBQ, there would be quite a few of us that could show up that are here in Colorado for a good meet up.

Wade, looking nice, are you planning on using the logs as a exterior facing or did you forget about the log cabin idea?

One thing that you might consider at this early stage is to wire it for 110 for lights and plugs. All you would be out is the cost of the wire and boxes but then if they ever do put some power to others in the area and you are on the way you would be set to go instead of having to wire a finished building. If you did this I would just run the wires to a junction box under or on the outside of the cabin. Then all you would need to do is put in a service box an breakers later if needed. Also you could set up a couple of plugs that would work off of a generator as a just in case scenario.

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A bbq get together would be

A bbq get together would be great when things come together. I'm all for it.

Your right on with the wiring. It'll be wired ahead of time and ready to go. We do have a good generator but it's a little old and man it's loud! Runs power tools and compressor quite well though and has been a lifesaver during construction.

The log deal fell through as our free supplier decided to have us wait till September. Just going with siding of some sort now. Most likely cedar but other options considered.

Ordered the metal roofing today, I forget the name but it's the stuff that surface rusts only to give it a quick rustic look instead of paint. Somewhat more cost but I like the look.

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PERK!

I heard BBQ!

On my wayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

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I lived in a one room cabin

I lived in a one room cabin with a loft in the early 80's up in Alaska. No electric and no water. carried water in in 5 gal cans. Air tight Wood stove for heat and cooking worked great. 

Is that a 12:12 roof on that? I'm guessing your gonna go in from the edge ot the cabin and put in a short wall, mayse four feet to support the roof?

Like to have another one somewhere away from everything but kinda late in life to get going. Nice looking job!

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Correct on the roof pitch.

Correct on the roof pitch. Will have a 2ft wall in the loft but the high peak will work well.

Not sure yet where the stairs are going.

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