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cabin plans

Got some good news. My dad was talking to a friend and former customer about the cabin we are planning to build next spring. Didn't even know the guy was logging and got offered a full load of hand selected beetle killed pine for a log cabin. Only cost is delivery from a hundred miles away. Looks like we will have a log cabin even though that was not the original plan. Delivery expected in April if all goes well.

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OUTSTANDING!

I'm really happy for you.
Good luck in getting it done and I look forward to following your progress.

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Very cool, have looked into

Very cool, have looked into building one for a few years but something has fallen thru each time or the cost was way out of line. Good luck and have fun with your new project.

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It is great that you are

It is great that you are planning on building your own cabin from scratch or should I say rough timber.  But have you looked into a prefabed cabin from a manufacture? 

The outfitter that I went on my bear hunt in BC this last spring was going to build a couple of cabins where he has his horse corrals located at.  He had the rough timber ready to start but then he started to look at the prefabed cabins.  He ended up selling the timber that he had and bought two prefabed duplex log cabins for what he sold the timber that he was going to use.  The prefabed ones came with electrical wiring (which he can't use since there is no power to this site) rough in plumbing for kitchen and bath, and plumbed for propane lanterns.  All he had to do is put them together like Lincoln Logs but the nice thing was that the logs were numbered on where they were to go in the construction. 

Now the cabins that we stayed in while hunting in the wilderness area were totaly built by him and his dad and were a couple of nice cabins But it took some time for them to build them.  Here is a couple of pictures of them.  The big cabin was the main hunting cabin and the other one was another 10 miles further up the canyon, the cabins at White Tail Lake were the ones that were prefabed. 

 

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Very nice! Be great once you

Very nice! Be great once you start to build!  Bet you're excited to get going on it.   Only a couple more months.

 

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Wow. Who wouldn't want a cabin in the mountains. Especially if it's in or close to your hunting area. That's awesome, congrats.

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That is great news! Ditto

That is great news! Ditto here - we look forward to the pictures of the building process. My advice - spend some of that savings on an excellent chinking product.

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We looked at the pre fab

We looked at the pre fab cabins but with everything included some were pushing 50k. We will get this done for 15 to 20 at the most with our own labor and all materials. We will include solar panels and batteries as there is no electric for about 5 miles. Stupid cell phones work though.lol

Planning on 20x30 with 10ft walls and a double loft with walkway across the middle. Have to get a cistern also as no water near and drilling is not likely due to solid rock and expense. 3 neighbors have cisterns. Only 8 35 acre parcels up there with 5 owners at this time. All surrounded by blm so it can't get overrun with neighbors in the future.

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Cabin will roughly set about

Cabin will roughly set about here facing this direction.

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Boy, that would be a tough

Boy, that would be a tough view to have to wake up to every day...... Wink

 

Looks nice!

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Very cool !

Wade,

I hope all turns out well and you will have quite a view ! Thumbs up

I sure wish the lumber yard I use to work for did not close. I could have hooked you up with some amazing prices on everything else you would have needed. Sick

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